Iran's first vice president 'has coronavirus', it is claimed, as illness affects 8% of MPs and 54,000 prisoners are released to stop it spreading | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Iran's first vice president 'has coronavirus', it is claimed, as illness affects 8% of MPs and 54,000 prisoners are released to stop it spreading

Iran's First Vice President has reportedly contracted coronavirus as the death toll soared to 92 today, exceeding Italy's, with the worsening contagion prompting the regime to cancel Friday prayers.

Tehran announced total infections rose to 2,922 on Wednesday and it was said the country's most senior VP, Eshaq Jahangiri, was the latest high-profile figure to contract the disease.

Iranians were told Friday prayers - deeply significant in the Islamic Republic - were to be cancelled in the capital and in other areas after the death toll became the highest from the virus outside mainland China.

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