Iraj Harirchi

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Iraj Harirchi Tabrizi
ایرج حریرچی تبریزی
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Director of National Center for Fight with Coronavirus
Assumed office
24 February 2020
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Deputy Minister of Health
Assumed office
22 October 2014
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Personal details
Born1966 (age 53–54)
Tabriz, Iran

Iraj Harirchi Tabrizi (Persian: ایرج حریرچی تبریزی‎; born 1966) is an Iranian politician and physician. He is current deputy minister of Health and Medical Education.

2020 COVID-19 outbreak[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran, on 25 February, Harirchi announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and had self-quarantined.[1] Just the day before, parliamentarian Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani's claimed that 50 people had died in Qom from COVID-19, which Harirchi denied.[2] At the press conference, Harirchi was coughing and sweating.[3] On 12 March, Saeed Namaki noted that Iraj Harirchi had fully recovered from the virus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coronavirus: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens". BBC News. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Legislator from Iran's Qom alleges coronavirus coverup". Al Jazeera English. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Iran's deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus". Middle East Eye. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Iran deputy health minister recovers from coronavirus". Mehr News Agency. 12 March 2020.