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Nowruz festival overshadowed by outbreak Due to corona virus

Celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, come at a grim time. More than 1,100 people have died in Iran as a result of the coronavirus outbreak It’s the third-highest death toll in the world, after Italy and China, and there are fears the actual figures could be significantly higher than officially acknowledged Iranian authorities have urged a lifting of US sanctions to help them deal with the crisis.


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The doctor said the healthcare system was in “chaos”, with hospitals “only taking in people who are extremely sick, and turning anyone else away

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Concern is also rising in Iran’s other eastern neighbour Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of Afghan migrant workers and refugees have been streaming back into western Afghanistan in recent days. So far the number of confirmed cases has been comparatively low, with just 22 in Afghanistan, but the number of tests carried out in both countries is also much smaller than elsewhere, and the true figures could be much higher. One doctor in Pakistan pointed to how hospitals in far more advanced countries such as Italy had been overwhelmed by coronavirus, so if a similar situation developed in Pakistan, he asked