02/25/2020 (Tue) 23:55:38
Despite a wave of border closures that left Iran virtually isolated by its neighbors, more cases have started to bleed across the border: Iraqi health ministry officials have confirmed four coronavirus cases in Kirkuk, all of whom are members of a family. He previously looked unwell during a press conference. Even more embarrassing for the Iranians than having a local lawmaker expose the horrifyingly real death toll: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/iranian-lawmaker-says-50-have-died-coronavirus-outbreak-qom
On Tuesday, the government confirmed that a Deputy Health Minister had been sickened by the virus.
We suspect we'll be hearing more bad news from the Middle East as the full scope of the Iranian outbreak becomes more clear. - authored by Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge