Iran takes measures to block Omicron strain

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  • Iran developing two vaccines against Omicron 2022-02-07 17:46

    Iran developing two vaccines against Omicron

    TEHRAN – Two domestic companies have conducted research to develop vaccines against the Omicron strain, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • Homegrown molecular kits detecting new Omicron strains 2022-02-04 16:55

    Homegrown molecular kits detecting new Omicron strains

    TEHRAN – A knowledge-based company developed a technological test kit to diagnose the new Omicron strains, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • Seemingly mild Omicron still murderous 2022-01-16 16:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Seemingly mild Omicron still murderous

    TEHRAN – Reporting the first three lives claimed by apparently mild coronavirus variant can bring back the dark days of three-digit deaths so that it should be taken more seriously.

  • IRCS expands activity in border areas to contain Omicron 2022-01-01 16:48

    IRCS expands activity in border areas to contain Omicron

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has enhanced its presence on the land, air, and sea borders to detect infected passengers and quarantine those with Omicron symptoms, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Omicron rapid test kit produced domestically 2021-12-31 16:50

    Omicron rapid test kit produced domestically

    TEHRAN – An Iranian technology company has developed an antigen-based rapid detection kit, which can detect the Omicron variant in less than 20 minutes, Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.

  • Omicron outbreak needs restrictions, quarantine 2021-12-19 16:36

    Omicron outbreak needs restrictions, quarantine

    TEHRAN – The rapid outbreak of the Omicron strain requires restrictions and preventive measures, or the country will face another peak in the next three to four weeks, Hamidreza Jama’ati, Secretary of the National Scientific Committee of Coronavirus, has warned.

  • No evidence of Omicron reported in Iran 2021-11-30 17:51

    No evidence of Omicron reported in Iran

    TEHRAN – To date, no cases of the new coronavirus strain, which is prevalent in South Africa, have been reported in the country, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced on Tuesday.

  • Iran takes measures to block Omicron strain 2021-11-27 17:35

    Iran takes measures to block Omicron strain

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Health Ministry has adopted new regulations to prevent the new variant of coronavirus, called B.1.1.529, or Omicron, from entering the country.