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A member of Iranian red crescents test passengers of a bus for possible coronavirus   symptoms, as police blocked Tehran to Alborz highway to check every car following orders by Iranian government,  Photograph: EPA

A 2,000-bed Iranian military field hospital will open in an exhibition centre in Tehran this week to treat patients recovering from coronavirus as the(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Tehran accuses the US and Israel of sowing coronavirus to prompt people to demand regime change. Photograph: Reuters

The Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar have stepped up to provide Iran with cash and medical aid as the Trump administration has ramped up punitive sanctions (...)

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid coronavirus  fears as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian new year Nowruz, March 20th, in Tehran. Photograph: Reuters

Iran on Wednesday reported its single biggest jump in fatalities from coronavirus, as another 147 people died, raising the country’s overall death tol(...)

A cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 125 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, Iran. File Photograph: Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP

Iran has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, a spokesman for its judiciary said on Tuesday, in response to the co(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

Visitors queue outside the  Louvre museum in Paris after staff ended coronavirus walkout following  two days of closure.  Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP

The Republic’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday night, has focused minds on the measures that might have to be taken to limi(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Iran’s deputy health minister Iraj Harichi (left) at a press conference on Monday in which he downplayed the coronavirus’s spread in the  city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unnecessary. Photograph: Screengrab

Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press confer(...)

Police stand guard outside a hotel  put under quarantine for coronavirus in the town of Adeje, Tenerife, on Tuesday.  Photograph: EPA

A number of Irish citizens in Tenerife have contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel on the island was placed under quarantine when I(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani preparing to vote at a polling station in the capital Tehran.  Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty Images

Early results show Iran’s hardliners are on track for a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election after many voters stayed away due to the absenc(...)

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