outbreak of coronavirus

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  • Isfahan 2021-03-02 21:34

    Tourist cities not to return to pre-coronavirus levels until 2027, expert says

    TEHRAN – The Iranian tourist cities and some others in the world will not return to the way they were before the outbreak of the coronavirus until 2027, a senior advisor to Isfahan Chamber of Commerce has said.

  • 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.

  • Foreign arrivals to Iran plunge 94 percent in face of virus 2021-02-19 20:12

    Foreign arrivals to Iran plunge 94 percent in face of virus

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign visitors to Iran plunged 94% in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020), from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll of the tourism industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social work’s vital role in fight against pandemic 2020-12-07 17:45

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Social work’s vital role in fight against pandemic

    TEHRAN – With the outbreak of coronavirus, many people globally faced fear, stress, and depression after being isolated and dealing with an invisible virus, so that social work’s importance is becoming increasingly apparent.

  • Semnan’s tourism 2020-12-04 20:05

    Coronavirus causes $24m damage to Semnan’s tourism 

    TEHRAN – The north-central Semnan province has suffered one trillion rials (about $24 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in earnings from tourism over the past couple of months by a virus epidemic, the provincial tourism chief on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Italian Ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone 2020-10-26 09:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Italian envoy highlights role of art in commemorating healthcare workers

    TEHRAN – Italian Ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone has said artisans can play a great part in commemorating the healthcare workers who were sacrificed during the battle against the coronavirus.

  • 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.

  • Medical centers opened in memory of health martyrs 2020-08-25 18:02

    Medical centers opened in memory of health martyrs

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health inaugurated 164 medical centers across the country on Tuesday in memory of the healthcare workers who have lost their lives fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values 2020-08-24 20:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values

    TEHRAN – The vow of health in the age of coronavirus is a rational, innovative, and cultural activity that highlights the Iranian-Islamic values toward improving the health and well-being of vulnerable groups in the society amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Traditional, herbal medicine to help fight COVID-19 2020-08-16 16:23

    Traditional, herbal medicine to help fight COVID-19

    TEHRAN – There are currently 30 projects underway nationwide in the field of traditional medicine, herbal medicine and supplements to fight the coronavirus pandemic, said the head of the scientific committee of the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control.

  • First Tehran-Vienna flight since COVID-19 outbreak scheduled for Saturday  2020-08-12 23:31

    First Tehran-Vienna flight since COVID-19 outbreak scheduled for Saturday 

    TEHRAN - Iran’s flag carrier Homa, known internationally as IranAir, is scheduled to resume flights to the Austrian capital, Vienna, following months of suspension over the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-05 13:22

    Corona is a reality but it cannot stop traveling, tourism minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Tuesday said that it is true that the coronavirus pandemic is a [bitter] reality but it cannot bring traveling to a complete standstill.

  • Iran sends anti-corona medical aid to Iraq 2020-07-19 16:58

    Iran sends anti-corona medical aid to Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran has delivered a consignment of medical equipment weighing one ton to Iraq to help the neighboring country fight the coronavirus, Iraj Masjedi, Iranian Ambassador to Iraq has announced.

  • Iran to start producing COVID-19 drug remdesivir next week 2020-07-15 18:24

    Iran to start producing COVID-19 drug remdesivir next week

    TEHRAN – Iran will start producing the antiviral agent remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus patients next week, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • U.S. political approach fails in global coronavirus fight, Iran says 2020-07-10 17:41

    U.S. political approach fails in global coronavirus fight, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The United States has practically failed in the fight against COVID-19 by taking a political approach toward the global crisis, said Iranian Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari.

  • 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.