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Iranian officials have visited the Vice President, Masoumeh Ebteka in the hospital after she contracted coronavirus.

The article published by Bahar News and United Nations Information Centre's report disproves the statement.

A photo has been shared on social media claiming that Iranian senior officials have visited Iran’s Vice President, Masoumeh Ebteka after she contracted the novel coronavirus.

The Bahar News had published the same viral images in its article stating that the Vice President, Masoumeh Ebtekarand head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was hospitalized due to a car accident injury in 2014.

The United Nations Information Centre had also published the image stating that the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Gary Lewis visited the Masoumeh Ebtekar at the hospital because she was injured in a car accident in Tehran.

Therefore, Masoumeh Ebtekar's photo is of 2014 after she was injured in a car accident at least five years before the outbreak of coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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