Two Iranians die after testing positive for coronavirus

Wed 19 Feb 2020 16:17 GMT | 20:17 Local Time

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Two Iranians have died in hospital after testing positive for the new coronavirus in the holy Shi’ite city of Qom, the head of the city’s University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency on Wednesday, APA reports.

“Two Iranians, who tested positive earlier today for new coronavirus, died of respiratory illness,” the official told Mehr. 

Iran’s health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur confirmed their death on Twitter.

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