Disinfecting buses in Tabriz to counter the outbreak of coronavirus on Monday, February 24, 2020. (MEHR)

June 29, 2020

Iran reported 162 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday.

The country’s previous single-day record high was 158 deaths recorded in April. The country has been particularly hard-hit by the virus and quickly emerged as the epicenter for the virus in the Middle East.

“This increase in numbers is in fact a reflection of our overall performance, both in terms of reopening and in compliance with health protocols,” health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said at a news conference.

Al Arabiya

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