COVID-19 death toll

Total:82

  • Iran sets fines for violating COVID-19 measures 2020-10-10 22:34

    Iran sets fines for violating COVID-19 measures

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that individuals and business owners who do not wear masks leaving home or at their place of work will be fined from 500,000 rials (some $12 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) up to 10 million rials (around $240).

  • Persons with disabilities, elderly immunized against flu 2020-10-02 19:11

    Persons with disabilities, elderly immunized against flu

    TEHRAN – Persons with disabilities and the elderly in 311 daycare centers received influenza vaccines on Friday, the deputy head of the Welfare Organization for rehabilitation has announced.

  • Global partnership prerequisite to counter COVID-19 2020-09-26 20:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Global partnership prerequisite to counter COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A global crisis needs global cooperation to be tackled, the coronavirus pandemic showed that in today's world many dangers can cross all boundaries and affect the whole world so that it magnifies the importance of international cooperation.

  • Iran calls for collective response to contain COVID-19 effect on food, agriculture 2020-09-23 20:15

    Iran calls for collective response to contain COVID-19 effect on food, agriculture

    TEHRAN – Iran called on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to move forward to collective policies and response programs for member countries in the region to place food and agriculture at the center of the COVID-19 socio-economic response, at the 35th FAO Regional Conference for the Near East.

  • COVID-19 cases in Iran at all-time high as ‘third wave flares up’ 2020-09-22 17:48

    COVID-19 cases in Iran at all-time high as ‘third wave flares up’

    TEHRAN – The new cases of coronavirus in Iran hit an all-time high on Tuesday amid a warning by Health Minister Saeed Namaki that the third wave of the pandemic has just flared up in the country.

  • Influenza vaccination plan aims to reduce COVID-19 effects 2020-09-20 18:15

    Influenza vaccination plan aims to reduce COVID-19 effects

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health will start a national plan on Tuesday aiming to provide two million doses of influenza vaccines for at-risk groups such as the elderly, transplant patients, cardiopulmonary patients, and pregnant women to reduce COVID-19 effects, Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Food and Drug Administration, has said.

  • Specific COVID-19 mutations identified in Iran 2020-09-18 18:43

    Specific COVID-19 mutations identified in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian researchers have identified some genetic mutations of COVID-19 that are specifically occurring in the country.

  • Third wave of COVID-19 looming in Iran 2020-09-15 16:30

    Third wave of COVID-19 looming in Iran

    TEHRAN – The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is looming in some provinces across the country mainly as a result of reopening businesses, offices, and educational centers, Alireza Raeisi, the deputy health minister has stated.

  • Iranian COVID-19 vaccine to undergo clinical trial soon 2020-09-12 18:28

    Iranian COVID-19 vaccine to undergo clinical trial soon

    TEHRAN – The Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine has passed the initial laboratory phase and will be tested on humans over the next 2 months, Jalil Kouhpayehzadeh, the chancellor of Iran University of Medical Sciences, has announced.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19 2020-09-09 18:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The global pandemic came with the economic downturn, the isolation due to months of social distancing, and the sheer stress of navigating through life while suffering a dangerous virus; all these make the most imperative time to focus on suicide prevention.

  • DOE studying COVID-19 effect on marine environment pollution 2020-08-25 17:59

    DOE studying COVID-19 effect on marine environment pollution

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is implementing a plan to investigate the impact of the coronavirus on marine pollution, director of the marine pollution control office of the DOE has announced.

  • WHO lauds efforts of Iranian nurses in COVID-19 battle 2020-08-24 17:07

    WHO lauds efforts of Iranian nurses in COVID-19 battle

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised the Iranian nurses for playing an effective role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Freed POWs praise medical staff battling COVID-19 2020-08-16 18:28

    Freed POWs praise medical staff battling COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A number of freed prisoners of war (POWs) went to the Khatam al-Anbia specialized hospital in Tehran on Saturday, appreciating medical staff for their efforts in the fight against the coronavirus.

  • Iran calls for enhanced regional cooperation against COVID-19 2020-08-12 19:03

    Iran calls for enhanced regional cooperation against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The health program of the Mediterranean countries, in which Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan work together under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), should be expanded in the region, especially in the fight against coronavirus, Health Minister Saeed Namaki has stated.

  • Iranian, Italian universities to hold webinar on COVID-19 2020-08-08 19:17

    Iranian, Italian universities to hold webinar on COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Bu-Ali Sina University and Hamedan University of Medical Sciences from Iran and Bari Aldo Moro University of Italy will be holding a webinar on COVID-19 on August 11, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Iran rejects BBC Persian claim of under-reporting COVID-19 mortality 2020-08-02 17:18

    Iran rejects BBC Persian claim of under-reporting COVID-19 mortality

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health has rejected a BBC Persian’s claim about under-reporting daily COVID-19 deaths and new cases in Iran, suggesting the British Broadcasting Corporation to reveal the doubtful coronavirus statistics reported by the UK government.

  • Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19 2020-07-26 18:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The United Nations System in Iran has launched a ‘Program on Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19’ which focuses on three particular areas of intervention, including combined employment generation, social protection, and strengthening the health system.

  • COVID-19 responsible for one-fifth of daily deaths in Iran 2020-07-14 16:13

    COVID-19 responsible for one-fifth of daily deaths in Iran

    TEHRAN – One fifth of the daily deaths in the country are related to coronavirus, which is alarming and worrisome, deputy minister of health has said.

  • COVID-19 rings alarm bells in Iran as daily deaths surge to 200 2020-07-07 17:43

    COVID-19 rings alarm bells in Iran as daily deaths surge to 200

    TEHRAN – The number of daily COVID-19 mortalities in the country hit a new record high of 200 on Tuesday and the total number of deaths reached 11,931, as officials warn of an alarming situation in the days ahead.

  • IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus 2020-07-05 17:03

    IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for health Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi said on Sunday that IRGC will use its full capacity to battle the pandemic in the country.

  • 87% of COVID-19 victims in Iran have underlying illnesses, obesity 2020-06-22 16:52

    87% of COVID-19 victims in Iran have underlying illnesses, obesity

    TEHRAN – About 87 percent of those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Iran had been diagnosed with obesity and underlying illnesses, Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said.

  • Dynamic distancing plan to be launched for COVID-19 containment 2020-06-20 00:00

    Dynamic distancing plan to be launched for COVID-19 containment

    TEHRAN – A dynamic distancing plan will be put into operation in provinces across the country, so that each can decide whether to impose restriction or reopening, depending on the COVID-19 new cases surge in their area, Iraj Haririchi, deputy minister of health has announced.

  • MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19 2020-06-14 17:21

    MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Global charity organization Moms Against Poverty (MAP) has sent a shipment worth 25 billion rials (nearly $600,000 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus in Iran, Karim Hemmati, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Sunday.

  • ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19 2020-05-27 22:07

    ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A national campaign called Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) has collected 1.5 trillion rials (nearly $35 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help the financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann 2020-05-26 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • The director of Pasteur Institute of Iran, Dr. Alireza Biglari (left) received the new COVID-19 test kits from the WHO representative in the I.R. Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann (right). 2020-05-09 18:43

    WHO provides Iran with 100,000 COVID-19 test kits

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization has delivered 100,000 coronavirus diagnostic kits to Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Barbara Rizzoli 2020-05-06 18:00

    ICRC lauds Iran’s significant measures in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Barbara Rizzoli, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Tehran, has said the actions taken by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to battle COVID-19 outbreak were very significant in various fields, including prevention and treatment.

  • WHO launches “Save Lives: Clean your hands” campaign to slow COVID-19 spread 2020-05-06 17:32

    WHO launches “Save Lives: Clean your hands” campaign to slow COVID-19 spread

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a campaign, calling upon policymakers to provide the necessary infrastructure to allow people to electively perform hand hygiene in public places in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

  • Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as they walk at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. (Photo credit: Reuters) 2020-05-05 18:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Normal life not a distant dream as Tehran sees drop in new corona cases

    The average death toll from COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has been on the decline, and also in the capital Tehran, over the past couple of weeks, thanks to a temporary lockdown introduced earlier in March.

  • Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus 2020-05-05 00:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus outbreak proved that one-dimensional health systems cannot survive from health-threatening crises, which occur every few years in the form of infectious diseases, a mere view of treatment is not enough, so that the need for healthcare reforms should be brought into sharp focus.