COVID-19

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  • UN report underpins tourism role to revive pandemic-hit economy Yesterday 18:53

    UN report underpins tourism role to revive pandemic-hit economy

    TEHRAN – A recent UN report has turned the spotlight on the potential role of tourism to recover the global economy which has suffered under lengthy lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari 2022-01-17 18:54

    COVID causes $26.8m damage to Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari tourism

    TEHRAN – The tourism industry of the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province has taken some 7.5 trillion rials ($26.8 million) hit from the coronavirus outbreak so far, the deputy provincial tourism chief has announced. 

  • Joe Biden 2022-01-16 16:54

    Severe problems facing American health sector

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hospitals in nearly half of American states are close to near full capacity as the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the Coronavirus sweeping across the country hits record numbers of infections.

  • Iranian football fans 2022-01-15 13:48

    Fans allowed into stadium for Iran, Iraq match

    TEHRAN – Iranian football fans will be permitted to return to the stadium after two years.

  • foreign tourists 2022-01-12 16:53

    Iran sets new rules for inbound tourists from neighboring countries 

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have announced new travel regulations for foreign tourists coming from neighboring countries.  

  • پایش مسافران 2022-01-11 17:15

    Iran lifts travel restrictions for some countries

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said travel restrictions for the neighboring countries and some African nations have been lifted.

  • UK first European country to pass 150,000 covid deaths  2022-01-10 12:04

    UK first European country to pass 150,000 covid deaths 

    TEHRAN- Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 150,000 people have died in the UK; that according to government figures.

  • کرونا اومیکرون 2022-01-09 17:48

    Omicron could peak in Iran in coming weeks, expert warns

    TEHRAN – The secretary of the National Scientific Committee of Coronavirus has warned that the Omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases is likely to peak in the country in the coming weeks.

  • Iran develops adenovirus-based vaccine against corona 2022-01-07 17:07

    Iran develops adenovirus-based vaccine against corona

    TEHRAN – “Pastu Covad” is the first Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine based on adenovirus that has successfully completed its animal studies, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Iran tourism 2022-01-04 21:50

    Iran tourism loses $233m due to COVID restrictions 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian tourism industry has suffered $233m losses due to COVID restrictions over the past two years. 

  • IRGC’s “Noora” vaccine begins third phase of human trial 2022-01-02 17:11

    IRGC’s “Noora” vaccine begins third phase of human trial

    TEHRAN – Noora coronavirus vaccine, developed and produced by Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, affiliated with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), entered the third phase of the human trial on Sunday.

  • Iran not to apply travel restrictions to all air passengers 2021-12-26 21:36

    Iran not to apply travel restrictions to all air passengers

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister has said the newly-declared travel restrictions do not apply to all air passengers.

  • flights 2021-12-26 21:36

    Kerman-Najaf flights resume after two years halt

    TEHRAN –Flights between Iran’s Kerman and Iraq’s Najaf have resumed following a two-year suspension resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. 

  • France hits 100,000 COVID cases record 2021-12-26 18:33

    France hits 100,000 COVID cases record

    TEHRAN - France reported a record high of 104,611 COVID-19 infections on Saturday, breaking the 100,000 threshold for the first time since the pandemic began.

  • Covid-19 2021-12-25 22:27

    Research blames U.S., including Iran sanctions, for spread of COVID-19

    TEHRAN – In a joint research report titled "U.S. Responsible for Global Spread of COVID-19", Washington is blamed for the global spread of COVID-19.

  • Iran's ambassador to Yemen dies of COVID-19 2021-12-22 21:07

    Iran to sue Riyadh for deliberate delay that led to ambassador’s death

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Tuesday afternoon blamed some executive bodies in Riyadh for a delay in allowing Iran’s late ambassador to Yemen, who was suffering from the COVID-19 infection, to exit the Saudi-besieged country, saying Iran will lodge a formal protest over the delay in accordance with international law.

  • Hassan Irloo 2021-12-21 10:35

    Iranian envoy to Yemen dies from COVID-19

    TEHRAN— Iranian Ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irlou has passed away from COVID-19 disease, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced on Tuesday morning.

  • Hassan Irloo 2021-12-20 21:20

    Iran’s ambassador to Sanaa back in home, receiving COVID treatment

    TEHRAN - The Iranian ambassador to Yemen has arrived in Iran and is receiving treatment for COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday.

  • اُمیکرون 2021-12-19 12:58

    Iran reports first case of Omicron variant

    TEHRAN – The first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has been identified in Iran, Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, head of the health ministry’s diseases management center, confirmed on Sunday.

  • UK inflation spikes to decade-high 2021-12-15 18:29

    UK inflation spikes to decade-high

    TEHRAN - British inflation has rocketed to its highest level for more than 10 years on broad-based price gains, data showed on Wednesday, sparking fears that wages will fail to keep pace on the eve of a Bank of England interest rate decision.

  • U.S. health sector at “breaking point” 2021-12-15 18:28

    U.S. health sector at “breaking point”

    TEHRAN - The United States does not have a uniform health system and has no universal healthcare coverage. The health sector in comparison to other high-income countries is filled with disparities and disadvantages. And new research has added heavyweight to that argument.

  • Will Britain’s PM resign as scandals rise? 2021-12-13 18:12

    Will Britain’s PM resign as scandals rise?

    TEHRAN - It’s not going too well for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to the latest opinion polls, his popularity has fallen to its lowest level since he took over as the country's leader. A YouGov suggests Johnson's net favorability level stands at -42, down 11 points since mid-November. And it follows a series of what appears like never-ending scandals.

  • EU to boost cooperation with Iran on disaster management 2021-12-13 17:06

    EU to boost cooperation with Iran on disaster management

    TEHRAN – The European Union (EU) and the Iranian Red Crescent Society will enhance cooperation to reduce the risk of natural incidents and disasters as well as dealing with crises and droughts.

  • Germany to remove Iran from its high-risk list 2021-12-11 21:36

    Germany to remove Iran from its high-risk list

    TEHRAN - Updating the list of countries that are highly affected by the COVID-19 disease, the German authorities have announced that Iran and four other countries will be removed from the high-risk list on Sunday, December 12.

  • U.S. inflation hits near 40-year high 2021-12-11 17:40

    U.S. inflation hits near 40-year high

    TEHRAN - New data shows the rate of inflation rose 0.8% in November in the United States following last month’s record rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recorded an increase of 6.8% over the last year which means inflation has hit the highest growth since 1982. Many sectors have been hit by a rise in prices including gas, food and housing with the average American feeling the pinch.

  • Arms industry thrives despite pandemic 2021-12-07 21:25

    Arms industry thrives despite pandemic

    TEHRAN - Despite the global economy contracting as a result of the Pandemic which was and still is in full swing, a new report shows that one sector has remained immune to the virus. The arms exports industry. The world’s top 100 arms manufacturers have continued to increase revenue, racking up their business profits to the tune of $531 billion in 2020. To put that in to perspective it’s more than the whole economic output of Belgium.

  • Vintage Volkswagens stage rally in support of responsible tourism 2021-12-04 22:00

    Vintage Volkswagens stage rally in support of responsible tourism

    TEHRAN – On Thursday, a total of 24 vintage Volkswagens from across Iran started to join a car rally towards Kashan in support of responsible tourism during the COVID era.

  • UNWTO conference examines ways to develop sports tourism 2021-11-28 21:31

    UNWTO conference examines ways to develop sports tourism

    TEHRAN – A host of international travel experts have discussed ways to expand sports tourism as one of the emerging propellers of the COVID-battered industry.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-11-27 21:22

    Amir Abdollahian says Iran is serious about Vienna talks as he elaborates on his 100-day in office

    TEHRAN — The Foreign Ministry posted a video on its website according to which Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian elaborated on his 100 days in office as foreign minister.

  • Iran set to showcase attractions at Fitur 2022 2021-11-26 21:30

    Iran set to showcase attractions at Fitur 2022

    TEHRAN – The Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI) has been tasked with organizing the Iran pavilion at Fitur 2022 to promote tourism attractions, handicrafts, and traditions of the country at the prestigious Spain fair.