02:55 GMT24 July 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei, 82, will get the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus in the upcoming days, Seyed Alireza Marandi, president of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences, said.

    According to Marandi, Khamenei will be vaccinated with the COV Iran Barakat drug.

    The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 179.47 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.88 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    Iran has confirmed more than 3.12 million COVID-19 cases so far, with over 83,000 fatalities.

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