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Canadian coronavirus cases linked to Iran rise, experts question country’s response

As Canadian cases of the new coronavirus linked to Iran grow, so does the scrutiny surrounding how the country has handled the crisis so far.

The outbreak of Covid-19 in Iran has escalated quickly — with at least 388 confirmed cases and 34 deaths. It has the most deaths outside China.

There have been dramatic developments in recent days. The head of the country’s coronavirus task force was seen coughing and sweating during a press conference before testing positive for the virus. Days later, one of Iran’s vice-presidents became infected. As it stands, there are at least seven government officials combating the new coronavirus.

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