Iran Parliament Speaker contracts virus as infections surge

TEHRAN, IRAN (AP) — Iran’s Parliament Speaker said yesterday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a growing list of top Iranian officials infected in the Middle East’s worst outbreak.

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf tweeted that he received the news after one of his colleagues tested positive for the virus. He said he would continue to carry out his duties from self-quarantine. Earlier this month, he was on state TV visiting a coronavirus ward in one of capital’s overwhelmed hospitals to show support.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin