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Spain’s health ministry has reported a one-day rise of 164 deaths from coronavirus, meaning the country’s total is now 25,264. It is the lowest increase since 18 March. Meanwhile confirmed cases of the virus rose to 217,466 today, from 216,582 on Saturday.
Iran will reopen mosques across large parts of the country on Monday, the country’s president Hassan Rouhani has confirmed.
Mosques have been closed since early March after the coronavirus outbreak intensified, but AFP quote Rouhani saying 132 counties, around one third of the country’s administrative divisions, would “reopen their mosques as of tomorrow”.