COVID-19

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  • Rouhani 2020-09-22 22:02

    Rouhani: U.S. can impose neither negotiations, nor war on us 

    “Today is the time to say “no” to bullying and arrogance,” president says

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani told the UN General Assembly late on Tuesday that the United States is not in a position to impose negotiations or war against Iran.

  • 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.

  • First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri (C) holds a meeting with Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R), and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri at the presidential headquarters in downtown Tehran, September 12, 2020. The senior officials exchanged views on ways to jump-start coronavirus-battered tourism of the country under health protocols. 2020-09-13 18:54

    Iran should jump-start COVID-hit tourism under health protocols: VP

    TEHRAN – First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri on Saturday tasked the tourism ministry with implementing strategic plans to help jump-start the country’s traveling sector ravaged by the coronavirus over the past couple of months.

  • 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.

  • The future of travel in Iran 2020-09-09 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The future of travel in Iran

    Ubiquitous face masks, partitions, social distances, customer-service protocols, not-yet-fulfilled refunds, and self-quarantined at home on a mass scale, as well as closed borders, canceled events, and changing policies challenge tourism industry insiders to forecast what the lingering impact of the novel coronavirus could be on the way we travel.

  • 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.

  • Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today 2020-09-09 01:00

    Rasht-Mashhad five-star train to resume service today

    TEHRAN – A 5-star train will resume service between Rasht and Mashhad on Wednesday evening. The train is scheduled to leave Rasht at 19:00 local time towards the holy city of Mashhad, which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS).

  • سعید نمکی 2020-09-08 19:05

    World medical community, by its oath, has a duty to help lift Iran’s sanctions: health minister

    TEHRAN – In a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki called for a global call to remove Iran's drug and food sanctions, noting that the world medical community, by its oath, has a humanistic duty to take action in this regard.

  • Ruhollah Zamani, the star of director Majid Majidi’s child labor drama “Sun Children”, attends a press conference during the 38th Fajr Film Festival at Mellat Cineplex on February 10, 2020. (Mehr/Maji 2020-09-05 18:41

    “Sun Children” star Ruhollah Zamani misses Venice festival over coronavirus 

    TEHRAN – Director Majid Majidi announced Friday that Ruhollah Zamani, the star his child labor drama “Sun Children”, has missed the 77th Venice Film Festival due to his positive test for COVID-19.

  • Iran reopens schools under strict health protocols 2020-09-05 16:16

    Schools reopened under strict health protocols

    TEHRAN – Over 15 million students attended schools nationwide on Saturday for the new school year under strict health protocols to protect teachers, staff, and students against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Minister of Education Mohsen Haji Mirzaee 2020-09-05 10:00

    By Salman Parviz

    Schools set to open Sept. 5 amid pandemic

    Health Ministry: 12 high-risk red zone areas declared

    TEHRAN- When it comes to opening the schools in Tehran after the summer vacation, this year special considerations have been taken into account due to the coronavirus pandemic. The priority is the safety of students, teachers, and the school staff.

  • Jannati 2020-09-05 01:23

    Guardian Council rebuffs reports of Jannati contracting Covid-19

    TEHRAN – In a tweet on Thursday, Abbasali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman for the Guardian Council, rebuffed rumors claiming that Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the head of the Council, has contracted Covid-19.

  • Ashura 2020-09-04 18:13

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The reality of Ashura versus the reality show of America

    “Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala.” —Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS)1

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan delivers speech in an undated photo. 2020-09-02 20:25

    Responsible tourism a workable solution for coronavirus era: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister has said that responsible tourism is a workable solution for holidaymakers to get assured of safe traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • International Craft Awards to focus on COVID-19 crisis: deputy minister 2020-09-01 21:30

    International Craft Awards to focus on COVID-19 crisis: deputy minister

    TEHRAN – The 4th International Craft Awards is slated to be held this year focusing on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the handicraft industry, Iran’s deputy tourism minister has said. 

  • If tourism brings us together, then travel restrictions keep us apart: UNWTO Secretary-General 2020-08-30 18:28

    If tourism brings us together, then travel restrictions keep us apart: UNWTO Secretary-General

    TEHRAN – In his latest massage regarding the impact on the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General has said “If tourism brings us together, then travel restrictions keep us apart.”

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-27 02:09

    Nonzero: only 74 international travelers visit Iran during spring

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers to Iran has drastically plunged due to the global coronavirus pandemic as the Islamic Republic registered only 74 visits during the spring season.

  • All-Iranian system helps diagnose probable COVID-19 2020-08-26 19:08

    All-Iranian system helps diagnose probable COVID-19

    An advanced system fully developed by Iranian scientists was unveiled on Monday which can help diagnose respiratory symptoms of coronavirus just in 40 seconds.

  • Tehran shrine delivers food products to the needy 2020-08-26 12:38

    Photo: Mohammadreza Abbasi

    Tehran shrine delivers food products to the needy

    Photos depict food products being ready to be handed out to the mourners and the needy people during the lunar month of Muharram amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the courtyard of Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in northern Tehran, August 25, 2020. 

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan wears a mask while addressing a press conference in an undated photo. 2020-08-25 19:09

    People’s health is our first priority: tourism minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister has said that his ministry is in full coordination with the Ministry of Health for strictly implementing health protocols in travel destinations, hospitably centers, and museums, amongst others, underlining that “people’s health is our first priority.”

  • دراگان اسکوچیچ 2020-08-25 18:12

    By Masoud Hossein

    Skocic’s future remains unclear in Iran football

    TEHRAN – Iran football faces multiple problems because of mismanagement over the past years.

  • 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.

  • All foreign nationals in Iran receive free COVID-19 treatment 2020-08-23 18:23

    All foreign nationals in Iran receive free COVID-19 treatment

    TEHRAN – All foreign nationals infected with coronavirus receive medical treatment free of charge in Iran, deputy director for infectious diseases management department of the Ministry of Health has stated.

  • flights 2020-08-22 20:35

    Iran to resume flights to Iraq after COVID-19 halt 

    TEHRAN – Flights from Iran to the Iraqi city of Basrah will be resumed today, following a temporary suspension over the outbreak of the coronavirus, a senior Iranian aviation official has said.

  • Konkur 2020-08-19 14:56

    Konkur kicks off amid pandemic

    The national university entrance exam is being held under health protocols

    TEHRAN – Iran’s national university entrance exam (Konkur) started on Wednesday under health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will run through August 22.

  • Researchers are developing more than 165 vaccines against the coronavirus, and 31 vaccines are in human trials. (Photo: Imperial College London, Thomas Agnus) 2020/08/19

    By Salman Parviz

    Race for Covid-19 vaccine

    Putin announces world’s first Covid-19 vaccine

    As the number of coronavirus cases around the world surpassed 20 million mark, scientists and pharmaceutical industries around the world are racing towards developing the vaccine for the infectious Covid-19 disease that has caused 772,000 deaths along with 13.5 million recoveries.