(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Iranians have dug two trenches, together the size of a football field, since the country announced its first case of the coronavirus.
Satellite images show workers digging fresh trenches in a cemetery in Qom, a city about 80 miles south of Tehran, according to the Washington Post. Iran announced its first case of the disease on Feb. 19, and evidence of the trenches appeared two days later in preparation for mass burials of victims of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year.
Iran is one of the hardest-hit countries outside of China. Tehran has said more than 400 people have died from the virus, including a handful of top officials that includes members of Iran’s Parliament. More than 10,000 Iranians have contracted the disease, including First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.
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