Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has tested positive for Covid-19, the foreign ministry's spokesman said late Monday.

"His general condition is good, and he continues working from quarantine," Saeed Khatibzadeh told state media late on Monday, adding that the minister's agenda of visits had changed.

The foreign minister of Iran does not take a direct part in negotiations over the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), which should resume by the end of this month, but Amir-Abdollahian has been active in shaping Iran’s negotiating position and has frequently commented on sensitive issues. It is not clear if his health can impact the resumption of talks.

Earlier on Monday, the foreign ministry announced that Amir-Abdollahian was going to India by the end of November to attend a meeting at the Indo-Iranian Joint Economic Commission.

No further indication was made by Khatibzadeh on whether the foreign minister would be able to go to New Delhi this month.

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