Iran’s deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, has tested positive to coronavirus, the BBC has reported.
Iran, like others, is battling the scourge of the ongoing outbreak.
The disease which was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China has spread around the country and to over 30 countries.
Since the outbreak in Iran, about 15 people have been killed.
The deputy health minister was spearheading the country’s efforts to contain the coronavirus before he contracted the disease.
Mr Harirchi, in a video released on Tuesday, admitted that he too had Covid-19 (ailment) and that he was self-isolating and starting the medication.
“I had a fever as of last night and my preliminary test was positive around midnight. I’ve isolated myself in a place since… and now I am starting…