In Iran, 28 million people underwent medical examination as part of measures to combat the new coronavirus, the country’s deputy health minister said on Saturday.

Ali Reza Raeesi told the Fars News Agency that more than 80,000 tests for detecting the virus have been conducted so far.

He underlined that 1,200 health centers have been operating throughout the country and the number of laboratories conducting tests have been raised to 55.

Nearly 40,000 beds in hospitals have been allocated to fight the COVID-19 disease, and 50% of them are occupied by people infected with the coronavirus, he added.


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