Armenia closes border with Iran over coronavirus cases

A view of the Armenian town of Meghri, near the border where Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey join. (AFP)

Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Iran said it had confirmed 43 cases and eight deaths, with most of the infections in the Shia Muslim holy city of Qom.

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