Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian Vice President, has tested positive to the Coronavirus.
The State news reported on Thursday 27th of February, 2020 that the development has added to mounting fears over the virus spread.
Ebtekhar, President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser on family and women’s matters, has been placed under quarantine.
Also called COVID-19, 26 people in Iran have died from the virus.
In his message told health officials, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said; “the effort to contain coronavirus was a difficult and momentous task.”
The government has closed down educational and cultural institutions across the country.
Coronavirus, which broke out in Wuhan, China, December, 2019 has hit 40 countries with over 3,000 deaths.