Iran’s parliament speaker infected with coronavirus

BREAKING: Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in quarantine.

Larijani is the highest-ranking official within Iran’s government to test positive for the virus.

Parliament announced Larijani’s illness Thursday on its website, saying he was receiving treatment in quarantine.

Larijani visited Lebanon two weeks ago and met with Hezbollah terror group chief Hassan Nasrallah.

He is the last of several regime officials and top clerics to have contracted or died from the virus.

Iran has one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the coronavirus.

Iran reported 138 fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,036. The number of confirmed cases also rose by 2,987 to 47,593.

However, the actual figures are much higher.