Conferences canceled, football matches postponed, universities closed in fourteen provinces, health teams deployed to disinfect public infrastructure ... Exceeded by the coronavirus, with three new deaths recorded this Wednesday - out of a total which now stands at 19 -, the Republic Islamic Republic of Iran is suddenly overcome with panic. Too late?
"Will the concealment of the coronavirus in Iran be the Chernobyl of the Islamic Republic?" , quipped, a few days ago, a surfer on his Twitter account. Faced with the scourge which is spreading at lightning speed, many Iranians denounce laxity and the lack of preparation of the authorities. "Why did the Ministry of Health not anticipate the spread of the coronavirus by equipping the country with specialized laboratories?" , continues this citizen.
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Worse, experts suspect Tehran of underestimating the number of cases declared - 95 officially -, which would explain the very high rate of
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