Iran’s top leader says fighting virus trumps other concerns

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Sun, 2020-10-25 01:04

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus.
Iran’s death toll from the global pandemic topped 32,000 this week. The government has resisted a total lockdown fearing it would further devastate its economy, already weakened by unprecedented US sanctions.

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