Top adviser to Iran's supreme leader infected with coronavirus - Tasnim

by Reuters
Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:27 GMT

DUBAI, March 12 (Reuters) - A top adviser to Iran's utmost authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been infected with the new coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.

"Ali Akbar Velayati, who also is the head of Tehran's Masih Daneshvari hospital, had contacts with many coronavirus patients in past few weeks. He has been infected and is under quarantine now," Tasnim reported. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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