The Islamic Republic of Iran, a West Asian country that shares its long land border with 7 countries (Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan), is going through the worst of times.
The country said that it has freed about 85,000 additional prisoners, including political prisoners, to stop the spread of the corona-virus.
A state television journalist who is also a medical doctor gave the warning after Shiite faithful pushed their way into the courtyards of two major shrines that had just been closed over fears of the virus.
Deaths in the Islamic Republic spike by 135 – a 13 per cent rise - to 988.
Iran has issued its most dire warning about corona-virus, suggesting 'millions' could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps ignoring health guidance.