World Health Organization Sends Supplies to Fight Coronavirus in Iran

The World Health Organization sent a planeload of supplies to Iran to help fight the new coronavirus alongside six medics aboard a United Arab Emirates military aircraft, Monday, March 2.

Iranian authorities uncovered a stash of hoarded medical supplies including millions of gloves as deaths from its coronavirus epidemic hit 66 including a senior official.

A World Health Organization (WHO) technical team flew into Tehran to help with the response in the country with the most deaths outside China, where the flu-like virus originated.

Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi announced on state television 523 new infections and 12 new deaths, giving a total of 1,501 cases and 66 fatalities.