By Muhammet Kursun

TEHRAN

An Iranian infectious disease specialist expected as much as 40% of Tehran’s population to be infected with the coronavirus by March 20, according to state media. 

“An infected person could transmit the virus to four people at the same time,” Masoud Mardani, a member of Iran’s National Influenza Committee, said Friday in an interview with state-run Iran Newspaper.

But cases of the virus known as COVID-19 may cease at the end of March if efforts to fight continue along the same level, Hamid Suri, a member of the Iranian Anti-Coronary Center, told state television.

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