Iran reports record high COVID death toll

Updated November 2 2020 - 12:04pm, first published 12:02pm
Iran has reported a record number of coronavirus deaths as new travel restrictions come into force.

Iran has reported a record 440 COVID deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll in the Middle East's worst-hit country to 35,738 as a ban on travel in and out of major cities came into force.