Iran faces crisis amid record number of daily coronavirus infections

Posted by on June 4, 2020 9:00 am
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Health ministry reports 3,574 new cases of the virus as second wave gathers force

Iran is reluctantly confronting the possibility of a renewed political crisis as well as a health one after the latest figures showed the number of new coronavirus infections at a record high.

The government appeared to have brought the virus under control a month ago, but a second wave of the virus has steadily been gathering pace, and according to data released by the health ministry on Thursday there were 3,574 confirmed new infections in 24 hours – an increase of 440 on the previous day.

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