COVID-19

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  • COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity 2020/10/13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 outbreak caused many problems for the world, but in return gave the planet's environment and biodiversity a chance to breathe. The high mortality rate may be worrisome, but it provided us with the opportunity to think more about how we should treat biodiversity in a better way.

  • Mehmet Ogutcu 2020-10-12 15:21

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    U.S. goal to destabilize Iran's economy, political system

    TEHRAN – Referring to U.S. sanctions amid Covid-19, a former Turkish diplomat said, "destabilizing Iran’s economy and political system is an integral part of the grand U.S. strategy for the Middle East" regardless of who wins the election.

  • Namaki 2020-10-12 11:25

    Iran has good news about Covid-19 vaccine: minister

    TEHRAN – The Iranian health minister announced on Sunday that he had “good news” about a Covid-19 vaccine being developed in the country.

  • Salehi 2020-10-11 21:40

    Iran’s nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has tested positive for Covid-19, AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi announced on Sunday.

  • COVID-19 taking high toll 2020-10-11 17:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 taking high toll

    TEHRAN – COVID-19 is surging globally with 37.2 million infections and over 1 million mortalities, haunting countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks.

  • 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).

  • Tehran museums 2020-10-10 19:00

    Tehran museums extend closures due to COVID-19

    TEHRAN- Museums and historical sites in Tehran province will remain closed for at least one more week as the province is on the high-risk “red” zone due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Cinema Vérité 2020-10-10 17:58

    Cinema Vérité receives over 130 submissions on COVID19 

    TEHRAN – The 14th edition of the Cinema Vérité, Iran’s major international festival for documentary films, has received over 130 submissions in the pandemic and COVID-19 category.

  • کرونا 2020-10-09 17:14

    Armed forces support health sector in battling COVID-19

    TEHRAN – As the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the whole country, fifty-six hospitals belonging to the armed forces have been equipped to exclusively admit patients infected with the coronavirus.

  • هفته 2020-10-09 17:13

    National mental health week starts amid pandemic

    TEHRAN - The national mental health week is being observed in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with a focus on “Mental health for all: more investment - more access for all, everywhere”.

  • Sanctions 2020-10-06 23:31

    26 countries criticize sanctions amid Covid-19

    TEHRAN – Speaking on behalf 26 countries, Zhang Jun, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, issued a joint statement on Monday at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, calling for an immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, criticizing Western countries for violating human rights, and voicing concern on racial discrimination.

  • South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers 2020-10-06 22:51

    South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers

    TEHRAN - South Africa’s government has announced that it waived visa requirement for passport holders from Iran and ten other countries.

  • COVID-19 at record high, Tehran in ‘extremely severe’ condition 2020-10-05 16:44

    COVID-19 at record high, Tehran in ‘extremely severe’ condition

    TEHRAN – Iran registered unprecedented 3,902 new cases of coronavirus and 235 deaths on Monday as the capital city Tehran is experiencing ‘extremely severe’ condition.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri are seen during their visits to the Tehran Times in downtown Tehran, October 3, 2020. 2020-10-04 21:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran sets sights on tourism rebound if coronavirus wanes, minister says

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is developing necessary infrastructure in the realms of traveling, accommodation, and human resources as it eyeing to jumpstart travels whenever coronavirus restrictions ease, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

  • Coronavirus: All Iran-Iraq flights called off until further notice 2020-10-04 21:27

    Coronavirus: All Iran-Iraq flights called off until further notice

    TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has said that all flights of Iranian airlines and Iraqi Airways were canceled until further notice from Iran to Iraq and vice versa due to the spread of COVID-19.

  • This photo shows the children’s educational collection Simaye Sharq published on COVID-19. 2020-10-04 18:06

    Book series training children against COVID-19 released by Iranian publisher 

    TEHRAN – A book series recounting educational stories for children on COVID-19 has been published by a Persian publisher.

  • Deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri in an undated photo 2020-10-02 19:16

    We are formulating responsible, smart tourism for coronavirus-era, deputy minister says

    TEHRAN – Regulations and rules for launching responsible and “smart” package tours are being formulated by senior experts of the tourism ministry in close cooperation with counterparts of the health ministry in a bid to somehow restart the sector which has come to a standstill since the coronavirus outbreak, deputy tourism minister has said.

  • 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.

  • ‘Domus’ Eyes on Iran’ released by Italian Embassy 2020-10-02 19:08

    ‘Domus’ Eyes on Iran’ released by Italian Embassy

    TEHRAN - On October 2, the premises of the Italian ambassador’s residence in Tehran witnessed the inauguration of the latest series produced by the Italian Embassy, entitled “Domus’ Eyes on Iran”.

  • Trump 2020-10-02 12:01

    Trump tests positive for Covid-19

    President Trump said early Friday morning that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the nation’s leadership into uncertainty and escalating the crisis posed by a pandemic that has already killed more than 207,000 Americans and devastated the economy, The New York Times reported.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Iran attends UNIATF meeting on COVID-19, NCDs 2020-09-28 18:00

    Iran attends UNIATF meeting on COVID-19, NCDs

    TEHRAN – Iran participated in a meeting of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (UNIATF) which was held on Sunday with the aim of examining the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the world.

  • No doubt tourism development will promote culture of tolerance: minister 2020-09-27 21:15

    No doubt tourism development will promote culture of tolerance: minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan has said that the development of tourism will lay the ground for promoting the culture of tolerance both on national and international levels.

  • Zarif 2020-09-27 17:36

    U.S. sanctions impede Iran’s ability to fight Covid-19: Zarif

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the United States of impeding Iran’s ability to fight the coronavirus outbreak, saying that U.S. sanctions have prevented the purchase of critical medical supplies.

  • Turkish Airlines 2020-09-26 20:45

    Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Tehran after six months halt

    TEHRAN – Following months of ups and downs, Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines resumed its flights to Tehran on Saturday after six months of suspension over the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.

  • World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference 2020-09-26 20:37

    By Afshin Majlesi

    World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference

    September 27th is a special day for potential travelers and all tourism insiders: It’s World Tourism Day! However, for the first time in the 40-year history of the occasion, it will be held this year with a big difference amid the deep global economic recession, job losses, halted flights, as well as lockdowns and closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Ramin Tabatabaei 2020-09-26 18:05

    Interview by Masoud Hossein

    President Tabatabaei sees a bright future for Iran basketball

    TEHRAN – Iran basketball have turned into an Asian powerhouse since 2007, where the Persians claimed the continental title in Tokushima, Japan for the first time. The team now prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the world’s biggest sporting event, and Ramin Tabatabaei, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Basketball Federation (IRIBF), believes that the future is bright for them.

  • Coronavirus cuts arrivals in Mazandaran by 71 percent 2020-09-23 22:00

    Coronavirus cuts arrivals in Mazandaran by 71 percent

    TEHRAN – The number of travelers visiting Mazandaran province has decreased by 71 percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) in comparison with the same period last year over the lockdowns and travel limitations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 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.