Iran reports 127 more virus deaths; death toll now 1,812

Iran’s state TV is reporting another 127 coronavirus deaths, bringing its death toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases.

Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, and has faced widespread criticism for not imposing stricter quarantine measures early on.

It is also suffering under severe American sanctions imposed after US President Donald Trump withdrew from Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

— AP

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