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Southern Iran hit by 5.4-magnitude quake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck Ruydar District in Iran’s Hormozgan province Monday morning. The quake, which occurred at 01:34 a.m. local time (22:04GMT), had a depth of 16 kilometers, according to the Iranian …

Iran: Death toll from coronavirus climbs to 724

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 724, state TV reported on Sunday, Anadolu agency reports. Authorities said 113 people died in the last 24 hours, while 1,209 new cases emerged, bringing the total number …

Rouhani calls to lift sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s fight against the coronavirus was being “severely hampered” by U.S. sanctions, as state television reported that the death toll from the illness rose on Saturday to 611, up nearly 100 from a …

Iran coronavirus death toll rises by hundred people

The death toll from coronavirus infections in Iran rose on Saturday (Mar 14) to 611, as it claimed 97 more lives, CNN reports. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said that "1,365 fresh cases have been added to the number …

Iran reports 49 more coronavirus deaths

Iran has reported 49 new coronavirus fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing its death toll to 194 people, Al Jazeera reports. The announcement on Sunday came hours after Italy declared an unprecedented quarantine on its northern …

Rouhani calls to refuse unnecessary trips

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on citizens to be cautious and avoid unnecessary travel in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. "I urge people to be careful and avoid unnecessary trips and travels. The success of the …

Iranian MP dies from coronavirus: Tasnim news agency

An Iranian lawmaker has died from coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday, in an another sign the disease is spreading within state institutions, Reuters reports. Iran is one of the countries outside China …

Iranian family put in quarantine in Baku

Eight members of the Iranian family are on quarantine in Azerbaijan’s Baku city due to coronavirus, Trend reports on March 6 referring to the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units in Azerbaijan (TABIB). …

Russia closes border with Iran over coronavirus fears

The Russian government announced a decision to close its border for foreign citizens and people without citizenship, arriving to Russia from Iran, Anadolu agency reports. The decision published on the government's website, was made …