The representative of Iran’s health minister in the northern province of Gilan is quoted as saying that more than 200 people have died of coronavirus in that province alone.
IranAir, the state-owned civilian airliner, has announced that all its flights to and from Europe have been suspended until further notice.
Stocks markets in the Mideast suffered sharp drops in early trading Sunday over fears about the new coronavirus and falling demand for crude oil.
Despite repeated warnings over the spread of novel coronavirus, roads leading to resorts in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran were reopened March 7 by government decision.
Iranian media close to Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on March 7 reported the death of a senior Guards commander in Syria, in what other reports say was an assassination.
A hospital official in Iran’s capital Tehran says in recent days more patients with poisoning come for help, as they drink alcohol hoping to prevent coronavirus infection.
A female politician who was elected to Iran’s parliament in the February elections has dies of COVID-19 or coronavirus a few days after news of her infection was announced.
China says that nearly all of its new confirmed coronavirus cases outside of the epicenter city of Wuhan have originated abroad, including many who arrived on flights from Iran.
In a statement on March 5 the Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the "allegations against Iran" raised in the most recent statement of the Arab Quartet Committee were "hackneyed and groundless".
An influential member of Iran’s parliament has repeated the accusation that the coronavirus epidemic in China and Iran is “bio-terror attack”.
More members of Iran's religious and political elite have died of the spreading coronavirus infections.
Former Iranian ambassador to Syria and a hostage-taker of U.S. diplomats, Hossein Sheikholeslam, died Thursday from a Covid19 infection, local news outlets report.