BREAKING NEWS: A woman has died from the MERS coronavirus in Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman, the Islamic republic’s first victim, media reported on Thursday. The 53-year-old woman was one of two sisters the health ministry said on Wednesday had tested positive for the illness. “Despite all the efforts made by the medical staff, the patient who was infected by the coronavirus passed away,” Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, transmissible diseases unit chief, told Fars news agency. The patient, suffered from high blood pressure and her immune system could not fight the virus, Gooya added. Gooya said the second sister was in good condition and had been discharged from hospital. More