Head of Iran's emergency medical services infected with coronavirus: Report

Mask-clad pedestrians walk through Tajrish Bazaar in Teheran, Iran, on Feb 29, 2020.
Mask-clad pedestrians walk through Tajrish Bazaar in Teheran, Iran, on Feb 29, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

DUBAI (REUTERS) - The head of Iran's emergency medical services, Dr Pirhossein Kolivand, has been infected with coronavirus, the Ilna news agency reported on Tuesday (March 3).

Dr Kolivand's "health is good and there is no need for concern", the office said in a statement, according to Ilna.

Seventy-seven Iranians have died from coronavirus and 2336 have been infected, Iran's health ministry announced on Tuesday.