ISTANBUL 

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC) on Wednesday said five of its members died of the coronavirus.  

Five of the RGC members who had taken part in the fight against the coronavirus and some members of RGC-affiliated Basij militia have died of the coronavirus, Defapress news website quoted RGC spokesman Ramadan Sharif as saying. 

Some other members contracted with the virus are under observation in hospitals, Sharif added. 

Currently, a total of 100,000 RGC members and Basij across the country are taking part in the ongoing efforts to curb the outbreak of coronavirus, he added. 

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