Mar 19, 2020, 4:18 PM
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ICRC official calls for increasing support for Iran's health system

Tehran, March 19, IRNA - Deputy Regional Director for Near and Middle East - International Committee of the Red Cross in a message called for boosting supports for Iranian health system against coronavirus pandemic.

"The #covid19 is having a massive impact on #Iran &its population," Cardon Christian wrote in his Twitter account.

"In last years, #Iran went through earthquakes, floods and epidemics... Efforts should be stepped-up asap to support their health actors/system dealing yet again with an unprecedented challenge @FCarboniICRC," he added.

Iran's Deputy Health Minister Ali-Reza Raeesi said on Thursday that the cases of COVID-19 infection reached 18,407 and its death toll mounted to 1,284 in the country.

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