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No cases of coronavirus infection or even suspected cases have so far been reported in the country, Hossein Erfani, head of contagious diseases care department at the Ministry of Health, has announced.

An Iranian mullah has declared that his prayer will stop the Corona virus and keep millions safe as they gather at the temple for holy week.

“The Moslem is immune to the virus as long as they keep up their prayers to Allah”

One of the leading politicians has apparently already succumbed to the virus – “He was bad man” said the iman, waving his finger from left to right – “a very bad man”

Another new phenomenon is women returning to wearing full hajib niqab burkhas from head to toe.

“Women cannot get infected through our thick black cloth” smiled one from behind her mask.  Maybe its true?

Shocking footage has emerged of Iranians tempting fate by licking the doors and a burial mound at the Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom, the epicenter of the Islamic Republic’s COVID-19 outbreak.

Journalist Masih Alinejad shared video of the disturbing practice, noting that officials have refused to shut down the religious shrines — while the death toll in the country stands at 66, with more than 1,500 infected.

“These pro-regime people are licking the shrines & encouraging people to visit them,” he said in a tweet. “Iran’s authorities are endangering lives of Iranians & the world.”