Iran's deputy health minister tested positive for the virus earlier this week, hours after appearing visibly unwell at a press conference during which he denied the government was suppressing the scale of the outbreak.
In a video broadcast on state television, the deputy minister put on a courageous face as he admitted he was infected.
"But it needs the approval of the president before being carried out", he said, adding that hundreds of those suspected of being infected by the virus had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
The family members were tested positive after applying the quarantine measures in accordance with the global procedures, according to the statement. "I don't have a lot of hope of continuing life in this world", Mahmoud Sadeghi wrote on Twitter.
Almost 500 people have been killed since Oct 1, with protesters demanding the ouster of what they see as a corrupt ruling elite and an end to foreign interference mainly by Iran and the United States.
Kuwait has reportedly confirmed its 12th case of deadly coronavirus on February 26 as the disease rapidly spreads to at least nine Middle Eastern Countries.
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Shortly after the European open, the British pound is seen as the only major currency unable to gain against the dollar. The World Well being Group has stated it isn't a pandemic but, however the potential exists.
Iran remains one of the countries beyond China suffering the most from the coronavirus outbreak.
The conflicting reports raised questions about the Iranian government's transparency concerning the scale of the outbreak.
"Based on assessments. all the schools in the country will be closed for three days starting from tomorrow", Health Minister Saeed Namaki said Friday.
Iranian officials on Wednesday said there were 139 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, but many in Iran believe the true figure is much higher.
Iran's virus death toll is the highest of any country outside of China while its number of confirmed cases is suspiciously low.