AKIPRESS.COM - About 50 Iranians are being infected by the deadly COVID-19 per hour, a senior official at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Thursday, IRNA reported.
Kianoush Jahanpour, head of public relations and information center of the Health Ministry, gave the report through a twitter message.
And the deadly virus kills one Iranian every ten minutes, Jahanpour added.
At his message, the official called on people to stay at home to remain safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
About 17,361 people in Iran have coronavirus which killed 1,135.
Iran has taken necessary measures to contain and control the widespread virus which has infected most of the world by now.