TEHRAN 

Three more people have died in Iran from coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the outbreak in the country to 15.

In an effort to curb the disease, Iranian health authorities have urged people to stay at home.

“It will be safer for people to stay at home. There were 34 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, including 16 in Qom,” Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday.

Unofficial tally, however, put the deaths from the virus over 50, creating confusion and fear in the minds of the general public.

This lack of transparency over the

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