Visions of regime change in China and Iran due to Covid-19 represent a strain of Western callousness.
COVID-19 will travel pre-modern pilgrimage routes and invoke post-modern conspiracy theories
Death toll from coronavirus rises to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials say, as government prepares to boost spending to help fragile economy as cases rise to nearly 1,700.
Iran's government says only 12 people have died so far amongst 61 cases, after being accused of covering-up deadliest virus outbreak outside China where some 2,600 people have died.
Outbreak in Iran centers on holy city of Qom, where officials say travellers from China brought new coronavirus infecting 43 people so far. Meanwhile, Iran's neighbours close land and air traffic with it over jump in infection cases.
The report by the semi-official Mehr news agency came as Iranians voted in nationwide parliamentary elections. The total death toll from COVID-19 stands at four in Iran.
The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 2,118 as of the end of Wednesday, up by 114 from the previous day.
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