Iran says virus death toll tops 9,000

Iran said on Tuesday a third straight day of more than 100 coronavirus deaths took its overall toll past 9,000,…

Iran said on Tuesday a third straight day of more than 100 coronavirus deaths took its overall toll past 9,000, attributing the spike to increased travel by its citizens.

Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari warned the bleak figures could get even worse unless people stayed at home for the upcoming long weekend.