Iranians hold government responsible for new virus records
By Abiodun Ogundairo
17 October 2020 | 8:47 am
Iranians say that their government's "lack of planning" is the reason for the increase in coronavirus infection rates as the country hit new single-day records in both Covid-19 deaths and infections. Iran announced temporary travelling restrictions on five major cities including the capital Tehran as the country hit new single-day records in both Covid-19 deaths and infections.
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