coronavirus in Iran

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  • Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021 2021-04-19 18:52

    Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021

    TEHRAN – Iran will mark World Earth Day 2021 on April 22-29 with the national theme of “preserving the planet, increasing productivity for sustainable development”.

  • World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus 2021-04-17 18:27

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – While the world is affected by the coronavirus, people with a bleeding disorder are no exception and are highly bearing the impact.

  • UNFPA introduces new representative to Iran 2021-04-14 19:14

    UNFPA introduces new representative to Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appointed Sathya Doraiswamy as a new representative to Iran, ISNA reported.

  • 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.

  • IRGC hospitals double capacity to battle coronavirus 2021-04-10 17:08

    IRGC hospitals double capacity to battle coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Due to the rising number of coronavirus patients, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has doubled the number of beds in its affiliated hospitals allocated to the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

  • Campaign 2021-04-09 18:55

     ‘Sympathetic Iran’ to begin helping deprived affected by pandemic

    TEHRAN – The third phase of Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) national campaign will kick off by the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (April 13) to help the financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus.

  • 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).

  • Coronavirus vaccination begins for autistic adults 2021-04-03 18:18

    Coronavirus vaccination begins for autistic adults

    TEHRAN – The first phase of vaccination against coronavirus for autistic people over the age of 18 started in Iran on Saturday.

  • Iran closes Iraq border points to contain UK mutant coronavirus 2021-02-22 17:50

    Iran closes Iraq border points to contain UK mutant coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Iran has closed five crossing points with Iraq to prevent the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, ISNA reported.

  • COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh 2021-01-30 17:14

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh

    TEHRAN – The Zoroastrian Festival of Sadeh, like other big celebrations worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic, was held in Iran on Friday with a limited audience under strict health protocols.

  • Iran begins production of new anti-corona medicine 2021-01-19 18:09

    Iran begins production of new anti-corona medicine

    TEHRAN – Iran has launched a production line for a medicine effective in the treatment of coronavirus, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

  • Operation Headquarters come to contain coronavirus 2021-01-12 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Operation Headquarters come to contain coronavirus

    TEHRAN – With the high prevalence of the pandemic in late October 2020, the Operation Headquarters for Coronavirus Control was established, which led to significant control of the disease in the country, as the number of high-risk “red” cities reduced from over 160 to 7.

  • First case of UK’s mutated coronavirus identified in Iran 2021-01-05 14:58

    First case of mutated coronavirus identified in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on Tuesday that the first case of infection with the mutated coronavirus, which emerged in the United Kingdom, has been identified in the country.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • National Nurses Week to be celebrated in Iran 2020-12-13 17:36

    National Nurses Week to be celebrated in Iran

    TEHRAN – National Nurses Week will be held throughout the country from December 16-22.

  • Yalda Night needs national empathy against coronavirus 2020-12-11 22:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Yalda Night needs national empathy against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – For almost a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the uninvited guest of the people across the world, forcing everyone to change their lifestyle; a new Yalda Night is approaching but this year Iranians must stay home, despite their thousand-year-old tradition of family gatherings.

  • Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 2020-12-05 20:00

    Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad tourist attractions available online

    TEHRAN – Tourist attractions in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province are available online, the provincial tourism chief has said. 

  • 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.

  • Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari’s handicraft 2020-11-22 18:54

    Coronavirus costs Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari’s handicraft sector $3.5m

    TEHRAN – The handicraft sector of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province has suffered 150 billion rials (over $3.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) from the coronavirus pandemic over the previous months.

  • 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.

  •  Yazd hotels 2020-11-21 19:06

    Yazd hotels ready to accommodate coronavirus patients

    TEHRAN - Hotels across the central Iranian province of Yazd are ready to be turned into shelters for coronavirus patients and those with mild symptoms, Yazd hoteliers association’s president says. 

  • 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.

  • Ali-Asghar Mounesan 2020-11-09 21:21

    Mass, unplanned travels not approved: tourism minister

    TEHRAN –Mass, unplanned and irresponsible travels are not approved to take place during the coronavirus era, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.

  • Traditional medicine center inaugurated for COVID-19 patients 2020-11-08 16:49

    Traditional medicine center inaugurated for COVID-19 patients

    TEHRAN – A center offering traditional medicine services to coronavirus patients was inaugurated in Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences on Sunday.

  • Coronavirus lockdowns expanded to 46 more cities 2020-10-31 17:27

    Coronavirus lockdowns expanded to 46 more cities

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has approved to impose strict restrictions for 10 days as of Wednesday in 46 cities that have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the country.

  • Iran hopes to introduce coronavirus vaccine within 4 months 2020-10-28 18:36

    Iran hopes to introduce coronavirus vaccine within 4 months

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has expressed hope that the country will introduce the home-grown COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2021).

  • 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.