Iran orders army to assist health authorities in fight against coronavirus

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran ordered on Tuesday its army to assist health authorities to combat the spread of coronavirus, in a speech by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Khamenei also called on Iranians to follow the recommendations of authorities to avoid being infected by coronavirus. Iran has the highest death rate from coronavirus outside of China, where the deadly COVID-19 virus first broke out in late January.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57