Iranian VP returns to work after testing negative for coronavirus

Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri returned to work after testing negative for the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, his office said in a statement.

In the statement released on Sunday, Jahangiri’s office thanked the people for their concern about the health of the first vice-president, saying he has recovered from a cold.

With the grace of God, Jahangiri tested negative for the new coronavirus and since he has fully recovered, he returned to his office after two weeks, according to the statement.

First detected in Wuhan city in central China in December, the virus has spread to more than 120 countries, infecting more than 153,000 globally.

Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoosh Jahanpoor announced on Sunday that 113 people have died of COVID-19 in the country over the past 24 hours, the country’s highest daily death toll since the outbreak of the infectious disease.

The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran has also hit 13,938 after detection of 1,209 new cases over the past 24 hours, he added.

Jahanpoor said while the coronavirus death toll in Iran has reached 724, a total of 4,590 patients have been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the disease.