Iran’s rapid rise in Covid-19 cases stokes fears of second wave

Posted by on June 1, 2020 9:31 am
Categories: Global Stories

Health ministry reports 3,000 new cases in 24 hours after lockdown was eased in April

Fears that Iran is in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus have been reinforced, with the health ministry saying 3,000 new cases were recorded in 24 hours – the highest figure for two months.

The Islamic Republic, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East, started easing its lockdown in April after a drop in deaths.

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