Iran closes schools in two cities over COVID-19

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TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday (Feb 22) ordered the closure of schools and universities in two cities hit by a coronavirus outbreak that has killed five people in the Islamic republic – the most outside the Far East.

The move came as Iranian authorities reported one more death among 10 new cases of the virus.

As a “preventive measure”, authorities ordered the closure of schools, universities and other educational centres in Qom and the nearby city of Arak from Sunday, state television reported.

Read more : CNA

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