February 25 2020 10:14am

COVID-19: Iran health minister appears ill at news conference before coronavirus diagnosis

Iran’s deputy health minister and head of the country’s counter-coronavirus task force Iraj Harirchi appeared to be ill at a news conference about COVID-19 cases in Tehran on Monday, a day before he was reported to have been tested positive for the virus. Harirchi continuously wiped his forehead throughout the news conference, and at one point an aide brought more tissues for him to use.

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