The Health Official Originally Said Iran Had Everything Under Control

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The coronavirus epidemic has the whole world on its feet.

Due to increased travel and contact with foreigners, the potential for epidemics to spread is magnified.

Iran’s coronavirus episode is rather interesting.

Nick Arama of Red State reported that the coronavirus “appears to have developed in a concentrated outbreak and they can’t trace it back directly back to China.”

Iranian Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, who is heading the country’s counter-coronavirus task force, has been informing ministers and journalists on the Iranian government’s efforts to combat the virus. He even proclaimed that they had the situation under control, according to Forbes.

Then irony struck.