Iran reports 13,053 new coronavirus cases, 475 deaths

Iran reports 13,053 new coronavirus cases, 475 deaths
Iranian people wearing protective face masks, walk next to closed shops, as government imposed a full lockdown, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran November 21, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 22 November 2020

Iran reports 13,053 new coronavirus cases, 475 deaths

Iran reports 13,053 new coronavirus cases, 475 deaths
  • Iran introduced tougher restrictions for two weeks to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections on Saturday
  • Some Iranian authorities have warned that daily coronavirus deaths could reach 1,200 if the nation failed to respect health protocols

DUBAI: Iran recorded 13,053 new cases of coronavirus and 475 related deaths over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday.
That took the total death toll to 44,802 and the tally of cases to 854,361 in the Middle East’s worst-hit state.
On Saturday, Iran introduced tougher restrictions for two weeks to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections, including closing non-essential businesses and travel curbs.
Some Iranian authorities have warned that daily coronavirus deaths could reach 1,200 if the nation failed to respect health protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing.


France, Britain, Germany rebuke Iran over uranium metal work

France, Britain, Germany rebuke Iran over uranium metal work
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France, Britain, Germany rebuke Iran over uranium metal work

France, Britain, Germany rebuke Iran over uranium metal work

PARIS: European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications.
"We strongly encourage Iran to end this activity, and return to full compliance with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran nuclear deal) without delay, if it is serious about preserving this agreement," France, Britain and Germany said in a joint statement.