COVID-19 in Iran

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  • UN provides humanitarian aid to help fight COVID-19 in Iran 2021-07-18 16:58

    UN provides humanitarian aid to help fight COVID-19 in Iran

    TEHRAN – With the contribution of the EU Humanitarian Aid, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) procured 1,000 ventilators to help Iran fight against the pandemic.

  • Over 200,000 passengers tested for COVID-19 at borders 2021-04-24 19:00

    Over 200,000 passengers tested for COVID-19 at borders

    TEHRAN – Some 200,081 passengers have so far been screened for coronavirus by thermal tests at the country's official borders since March 10, Mehdi Valipour, head of Relief and Rescue Organization affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), has stated.

  • 65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19 2021-04-17 18:04

    65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 65 percent of the elderly being kept in nursing homes have received coronavirus vaccine, Mostafa Seraj, an official with Welfare Organization has said.

  • Nationwide lockdown necessary to contain COVID-19: health ministry 2021-04-07 17:10

    Nationwide lockdown necessary to contain COVID-19: health ministry

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Ministry of Health has announced that a nationwide lockdown is necessary for two weeks in order to curb the recent wave of coronavirus which has surged infections and mortalities following the Noruz (New Year holidays).

  • Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back 2021-02-28 18:08

    Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back

    TEHRAN – A COVID-19 rapid testing program is being implemented across the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Khuzestan province, as a new wave of the virus has pushed the city into a high-risk red zone.

  • Iran may face new wave of COVID-19, Rouhani warns 2021-02-13 17:33

    Iran may face new wave of COVID-19, Rouhani warns

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the necessity for people to follow health protocols, as a new wave of coronavirus may hit the country within the next two months.

  • Education for COVID-19 generation 2021-01-23 17:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Education for COVID-19 generation

    TEHRAN – As the global pandemic lurches toward a second year, numerous challenges and threats are targeting humanity, especially the education of over 1.5 billion students whose learning has been hampered due to school closures.

  • Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine 2020-12-29 16:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, was unveiled and injected into three volunteers during a ceremony on Tuesday.

  • Medical staff to be strengthened in fight against COVID-19 2020-12-26 18:31

    Medical staff to be strengthened in fight against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 30,000 medical staff will be recruited to strengthen the healthcare system to effectively fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Health Ministry spokesperson Sima-Sadat Lari has said.

  • UK passengers entering Iran should be tested for COVID-19 2020-12-22 20:47

    UK passengers entering Iran should be tested for COVID-19

    TEHRAN – All passengers entering Iran from England should undergo diagnostic tests for the new COVID-19 strain, the head of the Ministry of Health’s Public Relations and Information Center, has announced.

  • Martyr Soleimani plan aims to contain COVID-19 2020-12-22 17:41

    Martyr Soleimani plan aims to contain COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A national plan named after martyr Qassem Soleimani has so far resulted in cutting the transmission chain of the coronavirus and increasing the interdisciplinary coordination.

  • Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19 2020-11-30 18:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, air pollution has been marginalized despite being much deadlier, causing over 7 million deaths annually, while the virus has just taken less than 1.5 million lives worldwide so far.

  • COVID-19 control better than expected: health minister 2020-11-29 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 control in Iran better than expected

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the situation of coronavirus containment in the country is better than expected contrary to forecasts, and fortunately, new cases and deaths are declining.

  • COVID-19 lockdown moves most cities out of “red” zone 2020-11-28 18:30

    COVID-19 lockdown moves most cities out of “red” zone

    TEHRAN – Strict COVID-19 restrictions which took effect on October 26 have caused 87 out of 89 infected cities to get out of the high-risk “red” zone.

  • COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature 2020-11-23 17:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature

    TEHRAN – Rising economic pressures and declining public revenues since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak have caused profiteers and poachers to once again attack natural resources and plunder the environment to make up for their income shortcomings.

  • Iran among top five producers of COVID-19 rapid antigen-detection kits 2020-11-17 17:15

    Iran among top five producers of COVID-19 rapid antigen-detection kits

    TEHRAN – Iran is one of the top five manufacturers of coronavirus antigen-based rapid detection kits in the world.

  • COVID-19 outpatient facilities to increase fourfold 2020-11-16 18:45

    COVID-19 outpatient facilities to increase fourfold

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced that the number of centers offering healthcare services to COVID-19 patients will increase from 1,200 to 5,000 in the future.

  • Diabetes prevention on closer consideration amid COVID-19 2020-11-15 17:43

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Diabetes prevention on closer consideration amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – As long as people with diabetes are at higher risk of serious complications associated with COVID-19, diabetes prevention must come to a closer consideration than ever.

  • 8 Iranian coronavirus vaccines on WHO candidates list 2020-11-14 19:30

    8 Iranian coronavirus vaccines on WHO candidates list

    TEHRAN – Eight homegrown COVID-19 vaccines have been listed among 48 promising candidates of the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Daily COVID-19 tests to reach up to 100,000: minister 2020-11-10 18:24

    Daily COVID-19 tests to reach up to 100,000: minister

    TEHRAN – Coronavirus diagnostic tests being conducted daily in the country will reach up to 100,000 from currently 45,000, Saeed Namaki, the Minister of Health, has announced.

  • National congress on university, COVID-19 to be held 2020-11-04 18:00

    National congress on university, COVID-19 to be held

    TEHRAN – The first national congress with the theme of university and COVID-19 will be held on January 6-7, 2021.

  • 12 groups endeavor to develop COVID-19 vaccine 2020-11-03 17:07

    12 groups endeavor to develop COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – In Iran, 12 groups are making efforts to develop coronavirus vaccine, three of which have passed the animal testing, Iraj Harirchi, the deputy minister of health, has announced.

  • More serious strategies needed to tackle pandemic 2020/10/28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    More serious strategies needed to tackle pandemic

    TEHRAN – The difficult and progressive conditions of the coronavirus pandemic in the country and the high rate of mortality and infection necessitate a serious review of the management methods.

  • Online exhibition showcasing COVID-19 achievements 2020-10-20 17:42

    Online exhibition showcasing COVID-19 achievements

    TEHRAN – The first virtual exhibition of “Surge in Production and COVID-19 Achievements” started on Tuesday with 40 knowledge-based companies in attendance.

  • Iran most active country in WHO study for COVID-19 treatment 2020-10-19 17:58

    Iran most active country in WHO study for COVID-19 treatment

    TEHRAN – Six months after the World Health Organization's “Solidarity” clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments, Iran was ranked first among the 30 study partners in the “Patient Participation” platform.

  • WHO provides Iran with ventilators, PCR systems 2020-10-18 18:09

    WHO provides Iran with ventilators, PCR systems

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 150 medical ventilators and 100 high-performance real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermal cyclers to Iran to further support the health system and help respond to the pandemic.

  • Governor says COVID-19 violators will be forced to work in hospitals 2020-10-18 18:08

    Governor says COVID-19 violators will be forced to work in hospitals

    TEHRAN – People who endanger the whole society due to non-observance of health protocols will be forced to work in hospitals to provide services to coronavirus patients, the governor of Zanjan has said.

  • UNICEF in Iran provides anti-corona supplies for vulnerable children 2020-10-15 01:07

    UNICEF in Iran provides anti-corona supplies for vulnerable children

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has delivered a number of locally procured hygiene items to address the needs of vulnerable children in Iran during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • 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).