Iran Wrestling Coach Bana Tests Positive for COVID-19

Iran Wrestling Coach Bana Tests Positive for COVID-19

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran Greco-Roman wrestling team head coach Mohammad Bana has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 62-year-old trainer has been infected with coronavirus after receiving a positive test result.

Bana has led Iran national Greco-Roman wrestling team at London Olympics 2012 and Rio Olympics 2016.

Bana is regarded as the most successful coach in Iran's Greco-Roman wrestling history. The Iranian wrestlers (Omid Norouzi, Ghasem Rezaei and Hamid Sourian) won three gold medals in London under his leadership.

More than 11,200 new coronavirus cases were detected in Iran during the previous 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said Saturday.

Speaking at a daily press conference, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran rose to 749,525 following the detection of 11,203 new cases since Friday.

Of the new cases detected since yesterday, 2,509 patients were admitted to the hospital, she added.

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