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Third Iranian lawmaker dies from coronavirus

Tehran Another lawmaker has died in Iran due to an infection with the coronavirus, the news agency ISNA reported on Monday.
Issa Jafari is the third member of the Iranian parliament to die of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in late February.
The 59-year-old’s death was confirmed on Monday, according to ISNA.
Members of the Iranian parliament have been criticized for not keeping the appropriate social distance during sessions.
Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani tested positive in April but has since recovered.
Since the easing of restrictions mid-May, safety rules have increasingly been ignored, leading to a dramatic rise in infection numbers.
On Monday, the Health Ministry reported a total of 13,032 deaths and 259,652 infections. (DPA)

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