Adviser to Iran's Judiciary head died allegedly from coronavirus - UPDATED

Adviser to Iran's Judiciary head died allegedly from coronavirus - UPDATED
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Adviser to Iran's Judiciary head died allegedly from coronavirus, APA reports citing Sputnik.

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Iranian ILNA outlet reported on Tuesday that Dr Pirhossein Kollwand, the head of the country's emergency services, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Kolivand's "health is good and there is no need for concern", the office said in a statement, according to ILNA.

The report comes hours after the country's health ministry released updated information on coronavirus cases in the country, saying that 835 new cases of coronavirus had been registered in the last 24 hours with 77 deaths and 2,336 infected.

Iran is one of the hardest-hit countries outside China - the birthplace of the virus.

Since being registered in December, the novel coronavirus dubbed the COVID-19, has spread to more than 50 countries, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global health emergency. 

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