Quarantine center for suspected coronavirus cases in Tehran, February 5, 2020. (ISNA)

February 20, 2020

Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

“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,” Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the Iranian government has suspended schools, universities and higher education institutes in the city of Qom due to the “spreading” of the new coronavirus, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Reuters

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