ANKARA  

Mojtaba Zonnour, head of Iran’s parliamentary security and foreign relations commission, said Thursday he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Zonnour, who is also a deputy from the country’s virus-hit Qom city, said in a video message he is currently in quarantine.

He asked Iranian people to remain calm, adding that the country is determined to defeat the outbreak.

Iran confirmed on Thursday 22 deaths from coronavirus and confirmed 141 cases.

State-run media reported the virus has spread to 20 governorates, with 11 marked safe.

Earlier this week, an Iranian deputy minister and lawmaker also tested positive for the virus.

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