Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Iran said it had confirmed 43 cases and eight deaths, with most of the infections in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Qom.

Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Giles Elgood

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