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Iran fears fifth wave of Covid cases linked to Delta variant

Tehran classified as ‘red zone’ as authorities struggle to import vaccines due to US sanctions * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has expressed fears that Iran will be hit by a new wave of Covid-19 due to an outbreak of the Delta variant in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country. “It is feared that we are on the way to a fifth wave throughout the country,” Rouhani told a meeting of Iran’s anti-virus taskforce, warning the public to be careful as the Delta variant had entered the country from the south and south-east. Continue reading...

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