Via Le Monde: MERS coronavirus: first death in Iran. Excerpt from a Google translation:
A woman died in Iran coronavirus MERS, the first victim listed in the Islamic Republic. 53 years old, she was infected after having occupied the same hospital room that Iranian income of a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia , the first outbreak of the disease. Her sister, also infected, is healthy and was able to leave the hospital. The virus was diagnosed in six other patients in Kerman province in southern Iran .
Tehran does not prohibit its citizens to go to Saudi Arabia. Nearly nine hundred thousand Iranians make annual pilgrimages in the kingdom, and an increase in the number of Iranian pilgrims expected for the period of Ramadan, which begins at the end of June.
All pilgrims will be examinations on their return from Saudi Arabia, and suspected cases are under observation for fourteen days, said the Iranian authorities.