As confusion prevails over the extent and severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, foreign students in the country face a puzzling scenario.

Thousands of foreign students are enrolled in different Iranian universities, mostly in the capital city Tehran, and the city of Qom that is the epicenter of the deadly virus in the country.

Many of the universities have given a go-ahead to foreign students to leave the country.

However, students face a serious predicament — either to stay or leave. The conflicting reports about the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran and myriad conspiracy theories

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