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  • COVID-19 inoculation to rollout by homegrown vaccine this week 2021-05-31 16:54

    COVID-19 inoculation to rollout by homegrown vaccine this week

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced that immunization against coronavirus by the domestic vaccine (COVIRAN BAREKAT) will start by the next week, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • Iran ready to help India curb pandemic: health minister 2021-04-25 16:58

    Iran ready to help India curb pandemic: health minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki, in a letter to his Indian counterpart, expressed readiness to provide technical assistance, expertise, and equipment to contain coronavirus as new cases surge in India.

  • Over 7,400 PCR tests for passengers suspected of COVID-19 2021-04-12 16:48

    Over 7,400 PCR tests for passengers suspected of COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 7,414 passengers underwent PCR tests under a plan to rapidly identify suspected cases of coronavirus and prevent the spread of new UK strain.

  • 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).

  • Existing vaccines are effective against mutated coronavirus: Iranian expert 2020-12-29 18:15

    Existing vaccines are effective against mutated coronavirus: Iranian expert

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 vaccines, which have been so far produced in the world are also effective on the mutated virus, so people who receive the vaccines will be protected against the new virus strain, Massoud Mardani, a member of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, has said.

  • Let’s build a partnership against epidemics 2020-12-25 21:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s build a partnership against epidemics

    TEHRAN – Today that newly-emerging infections are inevitable, as exemplified by the ongoing coronavirus posing devastating impacts on human lives, social and economic development; preparation is the most, if not the only, important way in face of new epidemics.

  • 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 2020-11-22 18:38

    COVID-19 takes lowest toll on foreign nationals in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – Iran had the lowest coronavirus cases and mortality among refugees and foreign nationals compared to the population it is hosting, Mehdi Mahmoudi, the director for foreign nationals and immigrants at the Ministry of Interior, has said.

  • Traditional medicine comes to fight COVID-19 2020-11-21 23:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Traditional medicine comes to fight COVID-19

    TEHRAN – To speed up treatment, researchers have been searching for available medicine and therapies effective in treating coronavirus patients. In this line, some drugs were selected but none was a definitive cure. Now, traditional herbal medicine steps in to reduce the burden.

  • Iran gets ready for two-week coronavirus closure 2020-11-14 17:27

    Iran gets ready for two-week coronavirus closure

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control will implement a plan, according to which all occupations, except for emergency services and basic food suppliers, will be closed for two weeks in more than 100 cities in an attempt to curb the coronavirus.

  • 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.

  • 43 cities in Iran go into tough coronavirus lockdown 2020-10-26 17:55

    43 cities in Iran go into tough coronavirus lockdown

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control started strict restrictions for a week as of Monday in 43 cities that have the highest rate of infection in the country.

  • Air pollution has no effect on coronavirus spread: expert 2020-10-26 09:55

    Air pollution has no effect on coronavirus spread: expert

    TEHRAN – Air pollution has no special effect on the spread of the coronavirus disease, and studies have shown that there is no connection between these two issues, Ali Maher, deputy chief of Tehran special working group for coronavirus control said.

  • Iranian researchers produce nano-mask with 99.9% lethality to coronavirus 2020-10-21 17:24

    Iranian researchers produce nano-mask with 99.9% lethality to coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Researchers at the Institute of Materials and Energy affiliated with the Ministry of Science, produced nano face masks that can kill coronavirus by 99.9 percent.

  • Special clinic to be launched to relieve bereaved coronavirus families 2020-10-12 18:07

    Special clinic to be launched to relieve bereaved coronavirus families

    TEHRAN – A special clinic will be opened for the first time in the country to provide free psychological services to families who have lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 850,000 Iranians lose jobs amid coronavirus 2020-09-07 18:22

    850,000 Iranians lose jobs amid coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Some 850,000 people have lost their jobs since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran until August 1, Masoud Babaei, an official with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, said on Monday.

  • Photos of martyred medical staff during a ceremony held for commemoration of National Doctor's Day in Tehran on August 20, 2020. 2020-08-22 11:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    National Doctor’s Day: a salute to our healthcare warriors

    TEHRAN – Although the important role of doctors in our lives was all clear to everyone, the outbreak once more has shown us how immense is the contribution of doctors and medical staff in extreme circumstances and how hard the saving of a nation is.

  • Coronavirus halves road accident casualties in Iran 2020-07-11 17:25

    Coronavirus halves road accident casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents and mortalities have decreased by 50 percent over the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 20) compared to the same period last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus which has slashed travels across the country.

  • Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires 2020-07-07 17:58

    Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires

    TEHRAN – Karim Hemmati, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and Lyndall Sachs, the Australian Ambassador to Iran, discussed ways to expand cooperation through exchanging experience on battling COVID-19 and wildfires.

  • Jafar Sadeq Tabrizi 2020-07-04 23:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Health network playing a key role in fighting coronavirus

    TEHRAN - Jafar Sadeq Tabrizi, the director of health network department at the Ministry of Health, has said the health network has been playing a key role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic mostly through holding seminars, equipping medical centers, and implementing screening tests and family physician programs across the country.

  • Kindergartens reopen after 4 months of lockdown 2020-06-15 17:16

    Kindergartens reopen after 4 months of lockdown

    TEHRAN – After four-months of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, kindergartens across the country began their activities observing social distancing rules and health protocols, Mehr reported.

  • Why COVID-19 claims fewer lives in Iran compared to many other countries? 2020-06-09 19:26

    Why COVID-19 claims fewer lives in Iran compared to many other countries?

    TEHRAN – Fortunately, compared to many countries in the world, the mortality rate of coronavirus in Iran is significantly lower than in many developed countries, Ehsan Mostafavi, director of the research center for emerging and re-emerging diseases of the Pasteur Institute of Iran has said.

  • World Milk Day: drink healthy milk, fight coronavirus 2020-05-30 21:17

    World Milk Day: drink healthy milk, fight coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health has called on people to join celebrating the World Milk Day 2020 with the slogan “drink healthy milk, fight coronavirus”.

  • ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19 2020-05-27 22:07

    ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A national campaign called Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) has collected 1.5 trillion rials (nearly $35 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help the financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • 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.

  • Laylat al-Qadr 2020-05-16 23:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Why Iran, unlike others, held mass prayers successfully amid pandemic?

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the governments around the world announced restrictions on social and religious gatherings, but some religious people started to violate the rules endangering others’ lives. However, Iranians reacted positively and observed health protocols outlined by the government standards even during Ahya nights.

  • Health ministry gets $995m to counter COVID-19 2020-05-15 16:02

    Health ministry gets $995m to counter COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health has received 41 trillion rials (over $995 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to combat the coronavirus pandemic throughout the country, IRNA news agency reported on Friday.

  • Iran, Russia enhance cooperation in fight against coronavirus 2020-05-13 18:07

    Iran, Russia to enhance cooperation in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Albertovich Murashko discussed ways to enhance cooperation in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’ 2020-05-10 21:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’

    TEHRAN – Iran could considerably reduce COVID-19 infections and death toll since the onset of the outbreak, the reason behind which is mainly social and religious unity among Iranians that can be run as a role model anywhere in the world, Alireza Marandi, head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences has said.

  • Germany imports Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits 2020-05-05 17:54

    Germany imports Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits

    TEHRAN – A consignment of COVID-19 diagnostic kits manufactured by an Iranian knowledge-based company has been exported to Germany.