Iran raises its death toll to 19 amid 139 coronavirus cases

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) — Iran’s President said Tehran has no immediate plans to quarantine cities over the new coronavirus rapidly spreading across the country, even as the Islamic Republic suffers the highest death toll outside of China with 19 killed amid 139 cases confirmed yesterday. President Hassan Rouhani went on to acknowledge that may take “one, two or three weeks” to get control of the virus in Iran, linked to most of the over 160 confirmed cases of the virus now spread across the Mideast. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin