Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up after reports of 50 deaths

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Tehran rejects claim death toll is more than four times higher than official figures suggest

The Iranian government has denied trying to cover up the full extent of the coronavirus outbreak after reports suggested the death toll from the disease was more than four times higher than official figures claim.

On Monday, a lawmaker from Qom – a Shia holy city 75 miles (120 km) south of the capital, Tehran, accused Iran’s health minister of lying about the scale of the outbreak.

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