Sunday , 20 September 2020

Health and Hygiene

More Iranian Cities on Coronavirus Red Alert

Radiofarda – Iran’s Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that the number of Iranian cities on red alert for coronavirus has sharply increased. The state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) cited the Ministry of Health’s spokeswoman, Sima Sadat Lari, as referring to a “relative increase in the number of afflictions and hospitalizations in most of the provinces across the country.” …

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Honour killings and violence against women in Iran during the COVID-19 pandemic

thelancet.com – The incidence of violence against women has increased worldwide since lockdowns to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 were implemented.1 Iran already had high levels of violence against women, with a reported 8000 so-called honour killings between 2010 and 2014.2Honour killings are common in some cities in Iran. About 20 percent of all murders and 50 percent of family murders …

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COVID-19: Iran Says It’s Moving Toward ‘Third Wave’ Of Virus

Radiofarda – A top Iranian health official has warned of a “resurgence” of coronavirus cases as the country continues to battle the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak.Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said on September 15 that travel and people not following health protocols were causing infections to surge.The Islamic republic has experienced a steady uptrend in deaths and infections since reaching …

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What is the Danish Pharmaceutical Company hiding in Iran?

Radiozamaneh – The Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, says that it has been operating in Iran since 2005 based on its “responsibility and commitment to patients with chronic diseases”. ‌But business experts and former employees say that Novo’s close collaboration with a company controlled by Khamenei’s office cracks the image of a responsible and committed pharmaceutical giant. Zamaneh went searching …

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Iran’s coronavirus death toll passes 23,000

Al-Arabia – Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 116 to 23,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday. The total number of identified cases spiked by 2,139 in the last 24 hours to 399,940 in one of the Middle East’s worst-hit countries, Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying. Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section. …

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Political prisoner’s Letter Reveals Appalling Condition of Qarchak Prison

Iran-HRM – On the anniversary of the execution of three Kurdish men, political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, wrote a letter from Qarchak Prison protesting the conditions of the inmates and the violation of their rights. About the situation of “the largest women’s prison in the Middle East,” she wrote in this letter, “Life does not exist” in this Qarchak prison …

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Political Prisoner Held in Quarantine Despite Poor Health Conditions

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna is being held at the women’s quarantine ward of Evin Prison despite her poor physical condition and urgent need for medical care. Fatemeh Muthanna’s physical condition is reported to be very poor and she suffers from severe digestive problems such as diarrhea and vomiting, so that she cannot eat. Instead of being transferred to …

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Attending School Not Obligatory, Says Iranian Education Minister

Radiofarda – Following a barrage of harsh criticism, Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei, the Iran’s Minister of Education, said on Monday, September 7, that “Students are not obliged to attend schools.” A week earlier, Haji-Mirzaei insisted that Iranian students begin to come back to reopened schools outside the red-zoned areas. In a change of opinion, Haji-Mirzaei told citizens, “From the beginning, we said …

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Iran registers highest daily COVID-19 cases in past 10 days

PayvandNews – The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 2,152 COVID-19 infections and 117 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.  Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari made the announcement on Monday, saying that the number of total coronavirus cases in the country has so far reached 388,810 with the death toll standing at 22,410. A student being …

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