The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 10,000 people and infected more than 246,000.
About 86,000 people have recovered,mostly in China.
Prasident Hassan Rouhani promises Iran in a Nowruz holiday message that it will defeat the coronavius.
Iran has the fifth highest number of cases, at about 20,000.
In India four man are executed for the 2012 rape and muder a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.
Japan welcomes the Olympic flame in a small ceremony because of coronavirus concenrs.