Five former/current political officials have died, and the man heading the iranian government’s response to the COVID-19 has contracted the virus himself.
A former Iranian lawmaker became the latest and fifth high-profile death resulting from the country’s coronavirus outbreak this Monday morning.
Mohammad-Reza Rahchamani, 64, a reformist politician and founding member of Iran’s Solidarity Party, died from the virus in Tehran.
Rahchamani became at least the fifth high-profile casualty of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, where over 7,000 infections have been reported and 237 deaths confirmed.
Critics of the regime continue to claim that the real death toll is much higher than is being reported.
Some speaking at a private conference in Sweden put the real death toll at over 2,000.
Iran’s coronavirus death toll is still much lower than China’s 3000, but it has suffered many more high-profile deaths than any other country:
Iran has belatedly attempted to control the outbreak by closing schools and universities, suspending major cultural and sporting events and reducing working hours across the country to slow the contagion, which has now spread to all of its 31 provinces.
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