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In Iran, the corona virus has claimed 124 lives with 4747 tested positive for the virus, which spreads to 85 countries globally. Iran’s health ministry as quoted by IRNA news agency confirmed 17 fresh deaths caused by the deadly corona virus on Friday.

The country has declared emergency to cope with increasing cases of the virus. Iran’s 23 members of parliament were also tested positive for the corona virus. Over 1200 new cases have been reported from various parts  of Iran, Kianoush Jahanpour, the spokesman for Iran’s health ministry told a news conference on Friday.

In Pakistan, first corona virus patient has recovered from the deadly virus in a hospital. A total of six cases have been reported so far in the country. The Balochistan government has also taken extraordinary measures to halt the spread of corona virus. Arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan have been made to halt the virus from neighboring Iran, one of the worst affected by virus after China. Pakistan has also closed its border with neighboring Afghanistan. Schools across Balochistan and Sindh have been shut  down following six cases  of corona virus in the country. On Friday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed  Murad Ali Shah met with Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan and the efforts to battle  the  corona virus were discussed during the meeting between the two chief ministers.

Globally, the number of death toll rises to 3300 with 100000 people tested positive for the deadly virus. World Health Organization (WHO) has also urged upon the countries to make political commitments to overcome the situation.


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