Iran says still in first wave of virus outbreak

An Iranian elderly woman wearing a face mask walks past in a alley, in south of Tehran. The country recorded 162 coronavirus deaths yesterday, its highest figure for a single day, raising the total to 10,670 out of more than 225,200 infections. – EPA pic, June 30, 2020.

IRAN’S coronavirus epidemic is still in its first wave, the Health Ministry said today, a day after reporting the highest single-day death toll since the country’s outbreak began in February.

“The coronavirus is currently peaking in border provinces or cities which did not experience a peak in the first months of the outbreak,” said ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari.

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