COVID-19 in Iran

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  • 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.

  • MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19 2020-06-14 17:21

    MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Global charity organization Moms Against Poverty (MAP) has sent a shipment worth 25 billion rials (nearly $600,000 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus in Iran, Karim Hemmati, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Sunday.

  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann 2020-05-26 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • How Iran could curb COVID-19 despite sanctions, restrictions? 2020-04-19 18:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    How Iran could curb COVID-19 despite sanctions, restrictions?

    TEHRAN – Since the first case of coronavirus was identified in Iran, the country has taken extensive measures to curb the spread of the disease, so that daily death toll has been declining over the past few days, unlike some other countries around the world which are still grappling with high casualties and infection.

  • Bats have adapted to live with some deadly pathogens. 2020-04-15 22:32

    By Salman Parviz

    Theories on origins of COVID-19 disease

    WHO figure for April 13: 213 countries, 1,878,489 cases, 119,044 deaths

    There are many theories about the exact origins of the novel coronavirus, designated “nCoV-2019” by World Health Organization or commonly referred to as COVID-19 disease, also called SARS-CoV-2 because it is related to SARS pathogen. Theories about the missing link for transmission of the new coronavirus from bats to humans abound.

  • League of Historical Cities concerned over Iran sanctions amid COVID-19 2020-04-14 19:45

    League of Historical Cities concerned over Iran sanctions amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Daisako Kadokava, Kyoto mayor and the president of League of Historical Cities, has expressed concern over U.S. sanctions against Iran amid dealing with the coronavirus epidemic.

  • Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’ 2020-04-13 20:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’

    TEHRAN – Iran has developed plans to support and empower knowledge-based companies as a step forward to materialize the goal of a surge in production, as the economy is grappling with the coronavirus predicament.

  • Iran confirms 71,686 infections, 4,474 deaths 2020-04-12 14:59

    Coronavirus: Iran confirms 71,686 infections, 4,474 deaths

    TEHRAN- The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Iran has reached 71,686 of whom 4,474 have died and 43,894 recovered.

  • dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy 2020-04-07 18:48

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Health Day: dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy

    TEHRAN – This time, medical professionals have gone far to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus, so the least we can do is supporting them and paying tribute to those putting themselves at risk battling against a dangerous enemy which is not even visible.

  • Sourena Sattari 2020-04-06 23:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian startups in full swing to combat COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, startups, as well as knowledge-based companies, have been working round the clock to provide items to combat the outbreak.

  • COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds 2020-04-05 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds

    TEHRAN – These days, it is strictly recommended to wash our hands for 20 seconds as a great step to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but unfortunately many leave the tap running at the same time. This issue poses the greatest threat to the environment.

  • COVID-19, an uninvited guest who helped us cherish our planet, family more 2020-04-04 18:10

    By Zahra Bahadivand Chegini

    COVID-19, an uninvited guest who helped us cherish our planet, family more

    The widespread outbreak of the coronavirus has created a new situation in the human world. From political troubles and disputes to the humankind’s potential vulnerability to confront nature, and the increasing importance of science in human life, are part of changes and hints caused by the introduction of the virus into modern human life.

  • Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus 2020-04-03 22:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Nature Day was another manifestation of empathy of the Iranian nation in fight against the coronavirus, as people stayed home, despite their thousand-year-old tradition.

  • Iranian-made medicine raises hope to treat severe cases of COVID-19 2020-03-11 18:56

    Iranian-made medicine raises hope to treat severe cases of COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The Iranian health ministry has announced that testing a domestically-made medicine has resulted in improvement of symptoms in severe cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

  • All-Iranian COVID-19 diagnostic kits to be released within month 2020-03-09 17:27

    All-Iranian COVID-19 diagnostic kits to be released within month

    TEHRAN – Iran will commercialize domestically-made COVID-19 diagnostic kits by the Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 21-April 22), secretary of biotechnology development of Vice Presidency for Science and Technology announced.

  • Single discarded latex glove on the street, used by people preventing coronavirus infection 2020-03-04 21:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari 

    Post-coronavirus crisis looming for the environment 

    TEHRAN – The rapid outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, among countries around the world is not only a huge challenge for the public health, but the environment will also bear its dire consequences.

  • No problem with Iran’s statistics on coronavirus: WHO 2020-03-03 19:14

    No problem with Iran’s statistics on coronavirus: WHO

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Sunday that the organization has not noticed any problem with Iran's statistics on coronavirus outbreak.

  • Iran will defeat COVID-19, we believe: Chinese envoy 2020-03-02 19:46

    Iran will defeat COVID-19, we believe: Chinese envoy

    TEHRAN – Chinese Ambassador in Iran, Chang Hua, has said he believes that Iran would overcome the crisis of coronavirus outbreak.

  • Home to home program to be launched to combat COVID-19 2020-03-02 18:39

    Home to home program to be launched to combat COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health is to start a home to home program on Tuesday with the aim of finding people suspected of having coronavirus from around the country.

  • WHO sends COVID-19 medical team, supplies to Iran 2020-03-02 18:37

    WHO sends COVID-19 medical team, supplies to Iran

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent an aircraft carrying tons of medical supplies and test kits along with a medical team to Iran in order to help combat the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

  • Traditional medicine role in strengthening immune system against COVID-19 2020-03-01 19:27

    What does Iranian traditional medicine recommend against COVID-19?

    TEHRAN – Iranian traditional medicine can play an effective role in strengthening the immune system to resist the novel coronavirus infection, the health ministry’s director of traditional medicine department has said.

  • WHO sends fifth batch of COVID-19 diagnostic kits to Iran 2020-02-29 15:57

    WHO sends fifth batch of COVID-19 diagnostic kits to Iran

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) sent the fifth consignment of COVID-19 diagnostic kits to Iran, IRNA news agency reported.