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Iran is building a massive grave for coronavirus victims

In Iran – now facing one of the largest outbreaks of the novel coronavirus outside of China – graves are being dug at an unusual speed in a cemetery in Qom. Iranian authorities downplayed the spread of the virus by incorrectly reporting the death toll and failing to implement preventative measures, like closing holy sites in Qom where visitors were filmed touching and kissing shrines.Eventually, the government began to show more transparency in addressing the crisis, but […]

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