Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said 2,336 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Iran | Photo from REUTERS.
Iran has had the highest number of deaths from coronavirus outside China, where it originated, and several officials have been infected - including the head of Iran's emergency medical services, ILNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Eight per cent of Iran's parliament has been tested positive for coronavirus, according to a CNN report.
Lawmaker Abdul Reza Misri said 23 members of parliament have been infected, according to state TV-affiliated website YJC.
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According to Iran's deputy parliament speaker Abdul Reza Misri, 23 parliament members out of 290 have tested positive for the coronavirus, the report said, adding that meetings between lawmakers and citizens were cancelled in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in Iran.
Separately, Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said 2,336 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Iran. »