Iran’s daily Covid caseload exceeds 40,000 in new high

Iran has avoided imposing a full lockdown on the population, and instead resorted to piecemeal measures such as temporary travel bans and business closures. – AFP pic, August 9, 2021.

IRAN’S daily Covid caseload crossed the 40,000 mark today, its Health Ministry said, marking a new record in infections and deaths for the second day running.

In the past 24 hours, 40,808 people tested positive for the coronavirus and 588 died, it said.

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