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Iran’s parliament reconvened on Tuesday for the first time since Feb. 25, when it shut down due to the new coronavirus, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

More than two-thirds of the Majlis’s 290 lawmakers met in the absence of speaker Ali Larijani, who tested positive for the virus last week, the report said. The health minister gave a briefing on efforts to contain the disease, Tasnim said.

With 3,739 deaths from 60,500 known cases, Iran remains the epicenter of coronavirus in the Middle East. Two of the dead were members of parliament.

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