Iran reports 129 new virus deaths, taking total to 853

TEHRAN, Iran said on Monday that the novel

coronavirus has killed 129 more people, a new record high for a single day in

one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

“Our plea is that everyone take this virus seriously and in no way attempt

to travel to any province,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said

in a televised news conference.

The latest deaths bring the overall toll to 853 fatalities since February

19, when the government announced Iran’s first two deaths from the disease.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)