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Supporters hold a photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a vigil for her outside the Iranian Embassy in London in January 2017.
Supporters hold a photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a vigil for her outside the Iranian Embassy in London in January 2017. Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is “in good health,” Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said at a press conference on state TV on Tuesday.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family released a statement at the weekend saying she believes she contracted coronavirus in Evin prison. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, now 42, was arrested in Iran in 2016 then jailed on espionage charges.

Although authorities have not tested Zaghari-Ratcliffe for the virus, she said in the statement that she has been sick “all week” and described her symptoms as those reported of the coronavirus.

Esmaili said Zaghari-Ratcliffe called her family yesterday and said she was alright, but that the media “are not reporting her healthy condition and do not take corrective action in their previous news.”

When contacted by CNN on Tuesday, Nazanin’s husband Richard Ratcliffe said Iranian authorities have still not tested her for coronavirus. He said they did have Nazanin call her parents last night and tell them she was okay. He did not receive a call.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Saturday the British government is “urgently seeking information” from the Iranian authorities. CNN has reached out to the FCO for an update Tuesday.

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