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China contributes equipment to detect COVID-19 cases in Iran: envoy

(Xinhua)    11:33, February 27, 2020

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chang Hua on Wednesday said China has delivered equipment to Iran to help detect coronavirus cases in the country.

"5,000 kits to detect coronavirus, which are contributed by China's embassy and Chinese companies in Iran, have been delivered to the Iranian side," Chang tweeted in Persian language.

"Our efforts will continue," said the Chinese envoy.

On Tuesday, China's embassy in Tehran delivered 250,000 masks to Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education as a support to protect Iranians against COVID-19.

Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced on Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak in the country has affected 139 people and 19 of them died over the past week.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Zhao Tong, Bianji)

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