Coronavirus update: 107 die in Iran

Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran on February 20, 2020 West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via Reuters

People wear masks to help guard against the Coronavirus in downtown Tehran, Iran, the third most hit country after China and South Korea

One hundred and seven people have died and 3513 have been infected with coronavirus in Iran, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur announced on state TV on Thursday.

“In the last 24 hours the lab samples that have been confirmed include 591 infections from COVID-19 …so we have 3513 cases of COVID-19,” Jahanpur said.

“Unfortunately 15 people died in the past day which brings the total of our dear countrymen who have passed away from COVID-19 to 107.”

All schools and universities will be closed until the end of the Iranian calendar year on March 20, Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on state TV earlier.