Iran Reports Total of 43 Coronavirus Infections, 8 Deaths
Iran Reports Total of 43 Coronavirus Infections, 8 Deaths 10:28 GMT 23.02.2020(updated 10:29 GMT 23.02.2020) 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran has detected 15 new infections with coronavirus, bringing the tally to 43, while eight people have died as of Sunday, a Health Ministry spokesman said.
"Fifteen new cases have been identified. Unfortunately, three of these 15 people have died," Kianush Jahanpur told the IRINN state news channel. Meanwhile, the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Italy's Lombardy region has reached 89, likely pushing the country's overall number of cases over the threshold of 100, regional head Attilio Fontana said on Sunday.
"Unfortunately, we have 89 infected in Lombardy," Fontana said live on SkyTg24 TV channel, adding that the number of cases in Italy "must have exceeded 100."
On Friday, referring to the two Korean giants Samsung and LG that have left the Iranian market under the pressure of the U.S. sanctions, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman said it would be much more difficult to return later for those who were "strong-armed by the United States to leave".