Iran may have many more coronavirus cases than reported, Canadian research suggests
Excerpt: Pakistani medical staff were stationed at the Pakistan-Iran border in Taftan on Tuesday after Pakistan closed border crossings due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran. The true number of coronavirus cases in Iran may be upwards of 18,000, according to a preliminary analysis by Canadian researchers, suggesting an epidemic there nearly 200 times larger than what the country has reported — and a situation with potentially grave global consequences. A spokesperson for Iran’s health ministry said Tuesday that the country had 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as the disease caused by the novel coronavirus is called, and 15 deaths.
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