Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani holds a news conference in Istanbul January 22, 2015. (REUTERS)

April 02, 2020

Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in quarantine.

Larijani is the highest-ranking official within Iran’s government to test positive for the virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.

Parliament announced Larijani’s illness Thursday on its website, saying he was receiving treatment in quarantine.

Iran has one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the virus.

Reuters

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