Iran to reopen many mosques as 47 more die of virus

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would reopen across large parts of the country tomorrow, as officials reported a drop in the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 47 people died of the virus over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily count in 55 days. He told a news conference he hoped “the trend will continue in the upcoming days”. His remarks came as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said 132 counties, around one third of the country’s administrative divisions, would “reopen their mosques as of tomorrow”.

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COVID-19 Situation Report
2020-May-22 | 22:05

Total Confirmed Cases - 1068
Active Cases - 439
New Cases - 13
Total number of individuals in hospitals - 110
Recovered & Discharged - 620
Deaths - 9