Russian embassy not planning to close consular department in Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) – Press officer of the Russian diplomatic mission Andrey Ganenko announced on Sunday that the Russian embassy in Iran does not plan to terminate the work of the consular department in Tehran due to the spread of coronavirus in the country.

"At the moment, we are not planning to close the consular department," he said. Ganenko added that "no special instructions have yet been received regarding changes in the work of the embassy in connection with the spread of the coronavirus in Iran," TASS quoted him as saying.

According to official figures, the number of infected in Iran has so far reached 43, eight of them have been fatal.

MNA/PR 

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