March 28, 2020 / 6:59 AM / 2 months ago

Iran's health system strong, ready for possible escalation in coronavirus cases: Rouhani

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting of the Iranian government task force on the coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran, March 21, 2020. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s health infrastructure is strong and ready to cope with a possible escalation in coronavirus cases, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday on state TV.

Iran is among the few countries worldwide severely affected by the pandemic. On Friday, the health ministry reported a death toll of 2,378 and total confirmed infections at 32,332.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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