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Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 43,418

Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 43,418

Thursday, 19 November, 2020 - 11:15
FILE PHOTO: A scientist works in a lab on research into novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) antibodies. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 43,418, with 476 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday, adding the total number of infections had reached 815,117.

Urging the nation to adhere to the health protocols to control the spread of the disease, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 13,223 new cases had been identified in the last 24 hours in the country.

On Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani declared "the general mobilization of the nation and the government" to confront the third wave of the pandemic.

The government said on Saturday that stricter restrictions will be imposed in Tehran and some 100 other cities and towns across the country from Nov. 21. Non-essential businesses and services will be shut and cars will not be allowed to leave or enter those cities.

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