China News Service, March 9th. According to Iran ’s semi-official media, Tasnim News Agency, the Iranian Minister of Justice said that as part of the preventive measures against the new crown pneumonia, national courts have approved the release of about 70,000 prisoners.

Reports said Iran's Attorney General Hoggatoreslan Ibrahim Reisi said prisoners with potential illnesses should be released on a priority basis. He called for the temporary release of more prisoners, while considering more precautions to avoid (these) endangering social security.

The Iranian Ministry of Health announced on the 8th that the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the country has increased to 194, and the total number of confirmed cases has reached 6,566.