Health officials in Iran have reported a huge spike of infections there over the last 24 hours.
The number of cases recorded in the country has risen by 1,234, taking the total number to 4,747.
That is the third most of any country, behind only China and South Korea.
The death toll has now reached 124 – a rise of 17.
In response to the outbreak the Iranian government has:
- shut schools until April
- limited travel between its major cities
- urged Iranians to reduce the use of paper banknotes