Dubai – Masaader News
Three people had been tested positive for the Coronavirus, where two died of it this week, according to Reuters.
“Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Qom and one person in Arak, bringing the total of confirmed cases to five in Iran,” Kianush Jahanpur , Iranian health ministry spokesman said in a tweet.
Jahanpur said all patients were Iranian and the person in the central city of Arak was a doctor from Qom, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.
None of the people who were diagnosed with coronavirus were known to have traveled to China or were in contact with anyone who had gone there, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya, the head of the center for the management of communicable diseases at Iran’s ministry of health, said on Thursday, according to the IRIB news agency.
But the health ministry is investigating the matter, he said.
Jahanpur said health officials had called for the suspension of all religious gatherings in Qom, a Shi’ite Muslim holy city 120 km (75 miles) south of the capital Tehran.