Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. 

Speaking to Iran’s official IRNA news agency, Ebtekar’s adviser Fariba Ibtihaj said the vice president tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. 

“Everyone in the vice president’s team was also tested and the results will be available on Saturday,” she said. 

Ebtekar is not the first high-ranking Iranian official to contract the virus.

On Tuesday, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi and another lawmaker, Mahmoud Sadeghi, tested positive for the coronavirus.

Iran has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases

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