COVID-19 in Iran

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WHO strengthens Iran’s response to COVID-19 2020-08-18 19:34

    WHO strengthens Iran’s response to COVID-19

    TEHRAN – In an effort to strengthen Iran’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered 100 ultrasound imaging machines to the Ministry of Health.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.