There is some more detail from Tehran of the coronavirus cases in Iran. Three cases have been confirmed today, in addition to the two people who were known to have died from it.
The cases have all been in Qom, which is located around 140 kilometers (86 miles) south of the capital. According to the official IRNA news agency all schools and universities, including religious Shiite seminaries, were shut down in the city.
Mohammad Mahdi Gouya, Irans deputy health minister, said the three people with the coronavirus did not appear to have had any contact with Chinese nationals. Authorities were now investigating the origin of the disease, and its possible link with religious pilgrims from Pakistan or other countries.