An Iranian lawmaker died of the novel corona virus on Saturday, the state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials who had succumbed to the disease in the country affected by the epidemic.
Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and was recently elected to parliament from the capital, Tehran.
It is the second legislator killed by the virus in Iran and one of seven politicians and government officials who have been killed in the outbreak since the country reported its first cases in mid-February.
Iran has sought to curb the rapid spread of the virus, which has infected 4,747 people and killed at least 124 people.
She was one of the top candidates in Tehran for the conservatives who overwhelmingly won the February general election, which was characterized by the lowest turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic.
Iran has closed schools and universities, suspended major cultural and sporting events, and reduced working hours across the country to slow down the contagion that has spread to all 31 provinces.
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