coronavirus infection

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  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-18 19:10

    Coronavirus costs Iran’s tourism $2.8b so far, minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s travel sector has suffered a loss of 12 trillion rials (some $2.85 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.

  • Rome’s envoy unveils coronavirus-era series at Tehran ceremony 2020-08-06 17:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Rome’s envoy unveils coronavirus-era series at Tehran ceremony

    TEHRAN – Rome’s ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone on Wednesday unveiled the first episode of a joint video-theater project, co-performed by Iranian and Italian artists, which turns the spotlight on how the novel coronavirus imposes curbs on everyday life.

  • 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.

  • 450 knowledge-based companies producing anti-corona equipment 2020-07-08 17:52

    450 knowledge-based companies producing anti-corona equipment

    TEHRAN – About 450 knowledge-based companies are active in the country for manufacturing protective equipment and treatment products to fight the coronavirus, Mehdi Kashmiri, director for technology and planning at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, said.

  • 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.

  • Rise of coronavirus deaths in Iran worrisome 2020-06-29 16:42

    Rise of coronavirus deaths in Iran worrisome

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 new cases and mortality in the country show an alarming increase in comparison to previous days, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari has said.

  • Iran makes face mask compulsory to contain pandemic 2020-06-28 17:27

    Iran makes face mask compulsory to contain pandemic

    TEHRAN – In an attempt to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, wearing face masks has been made mandatory in public and crowded places, ISNA news agency reported.

  • 110 Iranians return home from Tajikistan 2020-06-26 16:56

    Coronavirus: 110 Iranians return home from Tajikistan

    TEHRAN – A flight taken to Tajikistan brought back 110 Iranians to the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, IRIB news agency reported on Thursday.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • Iran, Lebanon, Palestine iconic sites lit white to honor medics fighting COVID-19 2020-05-09 18:44

    Iran, Lebanon, Palestine iconic sites lit white to honor medics fighting COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Four religious and tourist sites in Iran, Lebanon, and Palestine were illuminated with white lights to show solidarity with healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus 2020-05-05 00:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus outbreak proved that one-dimensional health systems cannot survive from health-threatening crises, which occur every few years in the form of infectious diseases, a mere view of treatment is not enough, so that the need for healthcare reforms should be brought into sharp focus.

  • Flight to return Iranians from Austria amid coronavirus 2020-05-03 20:01

    Flight to return Iranians from Austria amid coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Embassy in Vienna has issued a statement announcing that “a flight will be launched to return Iranians living in Austria and its neighboring countries, following the outbreak of COVID-19.”

  • Official warns of second, third waves of coronavirus 2020-05-02 19:06

    Official warns of second, third waves of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Food and Drug Administration, has warned that the nation needs to prepare for a 'second and third wave' of coronavirus in October and November until a vaccine is developed.

  • Two flights to Spain to bring Iranians back amid coronavirus 2020-05-02 19:05

    Two flights to Spain to bring Iranians back amid coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Following the coronavirus outbreak and the suspension of international flights, two flights to Spain will be made to bring back the Iranians living in that country, including students, IRIB news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Building resilient cities, a post-coronavirus necessity 2020-04-27 18:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building resilient cities, a post-coronavirus necessity

    TEHRAN – When a global disaster spreads out in the form of coronavirus pandemic, how communities will survive the aftermath crosses everyone’s mind, However, how can one particular intervention succeed in strengthening a city against epidemics and disasters?

  • Iran’s flag on Swiss iconic mountain shows sympathy in battling coronavirus 2020-04-27 17:09

    Iran’s flag on Swiss iconic mountain shows sympathy in battling coronavirus

    TEHRAN – In a symbolic gesture, Switzerland sympathized with the Iranian people in the face of the coronavirus pandemic by projecting the Iranian flag on the mountain of the Matterhorn, one of the country's most famous peaks.

  • Venezuela seeking Iran's experience in fighting coronavirus 2020-04-26 16:49

    Venezuela seeking Iran's experience in fighting coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The Venezuelan deputy health minister Maria Gabriela Castillo has said her country is seeking to use Iran's successful experiences in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2020-04-25 17:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    FAO, Iran cooperate to support capacity building

    TEHRAN - Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says the organization has just increased its allocation of funds to support capacity building for Iranian experts.

  • National scheme launched to support the deprived during Ramadan 2020-04-24 18:18

    National scheme launched to support the deprived during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – A national scheme called “Faithful Aid” was launched across the country on Thursday with the aim of supporting vulnerable groups during the holy month of Ramadan and helping low-income families amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Iranian charities donate $83m to support COVID-19 relief 2020-04-22 19:38

    Iranian charities donate $83m to support COVID-19 relief

    TEHRAN – Iranian benefactors and charity organizations have contributed 3.5 trillion rials (around $83 million at an official rate of 42,000 rials) since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak until March 29, Social Security Organization’s deputy director announced on Wednesday.

  • Japan delivers $4m anti-corona consignment to Iran 2020-04-20 19:38

    Japan delivers $4m anti-corona consignment to Iran

    TEHRAN – Japan sent a shipment of medical equipment worth $4 million to Iran to help the country combat the coronavirus outbreak, IRIB news agency reported on Sunday.

  • Iran ready to offer COVID-19 diagnostic system free of charge 2020-04-19 19:47

    Iran ready to offer COVID-19 diagnostic system free of charge

    TEHRAN – The Iranian research institute for information and communication technology has announced it is ready to provide the homegrown system for diagnosing the novel coronavirus with more than 97 percent accuracy for free to medical and research centers around the world.

  • 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.

  • Over 63 Iranian health workers martyred in fight against coronavirus 2020-04-18 20:00

    Over 63 Iranian health workers martyred in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Over 63 health workers have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus so far, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday.