The member of parliament Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani claims there have been 50 deaths from the virus, while the government says there have been 12.
Meanwhile, Kuwait and Bahrain reported their first cases of the virus, while Turkey, Pakistan and Armenia closed their borders with Iran, as Tehran reported more coronavirus infections and deaths. Neighbouring Afghanistan also introduced travel restrictions.
Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.
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