So far, Afghan authorities have confirmed 273 cases of the new coronavirus, more than 210 of them in people who returned from Iran. Four deaths have been recorded.
Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition.
Iran reported its single biggest jump in deaths from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as another 147 people died, raising the country's overall death toll to 1,135.
Officials in Yemen and Libya offered reassurances this week that things were under control. But not everyone sees it that way.
Iran said Tuesday that the new coronavirus had killed 54 more people, raising the death toll to 291 amid 8,042 cases in the Islamic Republic.
U.S. Requires Airline Passengers From Iran, But Not Italy or S. Korea, To Use Designated Airports To Control Coronavirus
The United States is limiting the airports passengers can arrive at after being in Iran, which has a growing coronavirus outbreak.
Iran’s parliamentary elections last Friday saw the lowest voter participation since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. About 42 percent of voters turned out for the elections.
Iran’s next election takes place today. However, there is an issue: the candidates must be approved through the Guardian Council of Iran.
Iran’s information minister apologized Wednesday for posting a photo on Twitter of what appeared to be a Halloween-type costume representing a spacesuit, in an effort to promote the idea of a manned space program for his country.
An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the U.S. claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program.