No Filipinos in Iran are infected by coronavirus – DFA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27)— The Foreign Affairs Department confirmed that there are no cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Filipinos in Iran.

But the DFA, through the Philippine Embassy in Tehran, has continued to advise all Filipinos in the Western African country to follow the Department of Health advisory on preventive measures to avoid infection with the virus.

According to the DFA, the embassy is also ready to provide assistance to Filipinos in Iran through its Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Hotline +98 912 2136801.

The embassy says it also continues to monitor developments regarding the outbreak and to coordinate with the Filipino community to ensure their safety and welfare.

Iran has one of the highest cases of COVID-19 infection in the Middle East, including 15 deaths. One of the confirmed cases is Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi

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