Schools, universities and cultural centres have been closed across Iran in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. Photo: AP

Fears mount as coronavirus outbreak worsens in sanctions-hit Iran

  • Local official says death toll stands at 50, raising concerns of a cover-up and whether the country will be able to cope with the crisis
  • Calls for US to ease restrictions to allow China and other Tehran-friendly countries to provide emergency aid
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Schools, universities and cultural centres have been closed across Iran in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. Photo: AP
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