Israel seeing decrease in terror activity in the ME as Iran’s death toll from coronavirus rises to 853

The IDF is seeing a decrease in the amount of terror activity in the Middle East by Israel’s enemies due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman told reporters on Monday.

“There are countries who have gotten it way worse than us with this coronavirus story, and as a result, their activities are at a slower pace,” Zilberman said.

Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 853 with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official tweeted on Monday, adding that 14,991 people have been infected across Iran.

“In the past 24 hours we had 1,053 confirmed new cases of coronavirus and 129 new deaths,” Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

Another senior Iranian cleric member of the Assembly of Experts, which has the power to appoint or dismiss the regime’s supreme leader, succumbed to coronavirus today.

Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei, 78, is the last of several Iranian officials to have died from the virus.

Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Rahbar died from the coronavirus, a week after the Islamic Parliament was closed until further notice due to the virus outbreak among tens of MPs and an undisclosed number of regime officials.