Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

People Tell Radio Farda Government Hiding True COVID Numbers

Radiofarda – In exclusive video-taped interviews sent to Radio Farda by citizen-journalists from Iran, residents of Karaj — the capital city of Alborz Province — say the situation with COVID pandemic is more critical now and allege that the government is hiding the true numbers. Alborz Province is currently experiencing a second and more intense wave of the pandemic. Even according to …

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Iran reports 212 new coronavirus deaths, 2,751 infections

Al-Arabia – Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 212 in the past 24 hours to 17,617, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. With 2,751 new infections, the total number of infections in Iran reached 314,786, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said. Authorities in Iran have divided the country into white, yellow, and red zones, depending on the severity …

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Iran registers ‘alarming’ rise in infections as people ‘trivialize’ rules

Al- monitor – Iran is seeing an “alarming” surge in cases, the country’s Health Ministry said Sunday, as it reported its highest one-day tally in more than three weeks.  After registering 2,685 new cases in 24 hours on Sunday — Iran’s worst infection count since July 8 — health officials reported a slightly lower number on Monday. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat …

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To Weep Or Not To Weep: Iran Debates Holding Muharram During Pandemic

RFL/RE – Despite an upsurge in coronavirus infections in Iran and a ban on weddings and large funerals, the country’s famed gatherings of mourners during the Shi’ite month of Muharram will be held. The controversial decision was announced earlier this week by Iranian President Hassan Rohani amid speculation he would bend under pressure from hard-liners who oppose any limits on …

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UAE, Iran Foreign Ministers Discuss COVID Challenge

VOA – The foreign ministers of longstanding regional foes Iran and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Sunday that they would strive to cooperate during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a video call during which they also exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan told his Iranian counterpart that strengthening bilateral cooperation was important element …

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Health Official In Iran Says ‘Exciting Slogans’ Will Not Defeat Coronavirus

Radiofarda – The coordinator of anti-coronavirus operations in Iran’s capital says “exciting slogans” are not an answer to the pandemic and “efficient management” should be used to fight the pandemic. As the coronavirus crisis shows no sign of abating in Iran and the situation in the capital is critical, Dr. Alireza Zali says Greater Tehran with a dense population of …

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Inmates in Alarming Conditions in Iran Prisons Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: “we can’t even buy disinfectants”

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Prisoners in many prisons do not have access to disinfectant products and masks. Overcrowding, malnutrition, and the sick and the elderly who are considered high risk to COVID-19, mixed with other prisoners, have all exacerbated the situation. Yet, the authorities continue to lie and cover-up. Iran Human Rights once again calls on the World Health …

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Sistani To Followers: Partake In Muharram Ceremonies Through Safe ‘Alternatives’

Radiofarda – In response to questions from his followers about participation in the ceremonies traditionally held during the month of Muharram, the Iraq-Based Grand Ayatollah Sistani has advised partaking through online and television programs and other safer alternatives. In an edict published by his office on Thursday, the prominent Iraq-based Shiite source of emulation who has many followers in his …

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Leaked Iran Judiciary Letters Claim Government Ignored Requests For Coronavirus Aid To Prisons

Radiofarda – Amnesty International on Friday released the text of four letters from the hardliner-dominated Judiciary’s Prisons Organization written to the health ministry requesting coronavirus aid to prisons, which the government left unanswered. The letters which were made public for the first time by Amnesty were sent to the ministry between late February and early July in connection with the …

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