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Iran reports 179 new virus deaths

Tehran Iran on Tuesday reported 179 new deaths from the novel coronavirus as authorities announced a decision to once more shutter some businesses in the capital to contain the virus’ resurgence.
Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari raised the country’s overall COVID-19 death toll to 13,211 with the 179 fatalities recorded on Tuesday.
She added that 2,521 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the total cases confirmed to 262,173. (DPA)