Senior officials wear face masks amid fears of coronavirus as they attend a meeting of the Iranian government task force on the coronavirus, in Tehran, March 21, 2020. (Reuters)

March 23, 2020

Iran has reported another 127 coronavirus deaths, bringing its death toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases.

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, and has faced widespread criticism for not imposing stricter quarantine measures early on.

It is also suffering under severe American sanctions imposed after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

State TV reported the latest figures on Monday.

AP

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