Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19

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July 18 (REUTERS) - Irans President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronaviru­s and that another 35 million are at risk of acquiring it.

The figures, which Rouhani said were based on a new Health Ministry report, are far higher Irans official toll of 269,440 infected. Rouhani in a televised speech did not address the discrepanc­y.

Iran, with a population of more than 80 million, has been the Middle East country hardest hit by the epidemic.

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