Iran’s prime diplomat has contracted COVID-19, state media shops reported right now.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian realized on Monday that he examined constructive for the coronavirus. He is in good well being and quarantining at home, the place he’s persevering with to work, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported.
More than 5 million folks in Iran have gotten COVID-19, making Iran one of many hardest hit nations within the area.
Daily instances have been dropping not too long ago, nevertheless. Iran is presently averaging round 7,000 instances a day. The rely has been steadily falling since a excessive of greater than 28,000 instances a day in August, in keeping with knowledge from Reuters. Iran has a inhabitants of greater than 80 million.
Iran’s vaccine rollout was repeatedly delayed earlier this 12 months, however giant swaths of the inhabitants are actually getting the vaccine. More than 60% of Iranians have obtained at the least one vaccine dose, in keeping with the Oxford University-based Our World in Data.
Amir-Abdollahian is a serious participant in Iranian overseas coverage, currently engaged on the Iranian nuclear talks.