Coronavirus closes Shia tomb in Iran’s Mashhad: Spokesman

Female Muslim worshippers at the shrine of the 8th Shia Muslims' Imam Reza, in the city of Mashhad, on Sept. 1, 2010. (AP)

The tomb of Imam Reza in Iran’s holy Shia city of Mashhad has been closed to pilgrims until further notice in line with measures to stop the new coronavirus, a spokesman said Sunday.

“Currently, the porches of the mausoleum and generally all the covered spaces of the holy shrine are closed,” the spokesman for the shrine told AFP.

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