coronavirus infection

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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.