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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Contracts COVID-19

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said on Tuesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“One of my office staff got infected with coronavirus, and I received my test result which was positive at midnight,” Ghalibaf wrote on Twitter.

The parliament speaker also stated that he is in quarantine now.

Iran is the country worst-hit in the Middle East by the virus, with the government reporting 33,299 deaths and 581,824 confirmed cases as of Tuesday. Source