ISTANBUL

Football games were cancelled in Iran due to spread of new coronavirus across country, the state media reported on Wednesday.  

All football matches have been called off in Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League, as well as first, second and third divisions until March 20 in accordance with the decision taken by the Iranian center working to prevent and combat coronavirus, IRNA news agency said. 

The death toll from the new coronavirus in Iran climbed to 92, according to the latest Health Ministry figures. 

A total of 15 more people died of the disease as 586 new cases were reported

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