Masoumeh Ebtekar, a spokeswoman for the Iranian hostage-takers in 1979, has reportedly been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
A state-owned newspaper in Iran says Masoumeh Ebtekar, a vice president in the Islamic Republic and a spokeswoman for the 1979 hostage-takers, has the new coronavirus. https://t.co/DPbZk2ykss
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 27, 2020
Ebtekar currently serves as the Iranian Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs, and she is the third high-ranking government official in her country to test positive for the new virus. An 81-year-old cleric, Hadi Khosroshahi, died of the virus. (RELATED: Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Infected With Coronavirus As The Country Becomes An Epicenter Of The Illness)
Ebtekar is better known to Americans as “Mother Mary,” the spokeswoman of the hostage-takers during the 444-day Iran hostage crisis. https://t.co/QKQLi7hX3R
— Holly Dagres (@hdagres) February 27, 2020
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State newspaper says Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran vice president and spokeswoman for 1979 hostage-takers, has new virus.
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) February 27, 2020
Just one day prior to her diagnosis, Ebtekar attended a cabinet meeting with a number of other officials including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Vice President of Iran Masoumeh Ebtekar has tested positive for #CoronaVirus. Yesterday she was in a cabinet meeting with colleagues where among others @HassanRouhani was present. ???? https://t.co/kaDqm0LIRx
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 27, 2020
More officials test positive. Masoumeh Ebtekar, highest ranking female, & MP Zolnour head of parliament’s national security committee.
Yesterday Ebtekar was with Rouhani & cabinet.#كرونا https://t.co/Sn0OrkR8Bj
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) February 27, 2020
— CBC News: The National (@CBCTheNational) February 26, 2020