Iran has not yet “contained” the coronavirus pandemic, Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s deputy health minister, said on Iranian state television today.

We have not contained the pandemic and we cannot predict any deadline for it,” he said.

Iran’s Health Ministry spokesperson Kianush Jahanpour announced at least 1,297 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of reported cases to at least 84,802 as of Tuesday, according to Iran’s state news agency IRNA.