Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

Coronavirus: Iran detects record of 6,134 new daily COVID-19 cases

Al-Arabia – Iran’s health ministry on Friday reported a record 6,134 new coronavirus cases for the previous 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 556,891 in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 335 people had died from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing …

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43 Iranian cities, including Tehran, under ‘severe restrictions’ because of COVID-19

Al-Monitor – At a meeting of the anti-coronavirus task force today, President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran would be facing new restrictions. Rouhani praised the efforts of the various agencies working over the last eight months to combat the virus. He said that only 50% of government employees will report to work in the province of Tehran, one of the hardest-hit provinces in the country. …

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Iran’s Insulin Shortage Prompts Scrutiny

Radiofarda -A widespread protest is underway on Persian social media against the shortage of insulin in Iran. A widespread protest is underway on Persian social media against the shortage of insulin in Iran. Eight months have passed since pharmacies in Iran have run out of insulin pens. The lack of response from government officials prompted social media users to circulate …

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Iran: Nasrin Sotoudeh Transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin from Evin Prison this morning under the pretext of being taken to a medical centre. This is while “according to (medical) experts she should have been taken to the hospital for immediate heart examinations and angiographic surgery.” According to Iran Human Rights (IHR), this morning, October …

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IRGC To Fight Un-Masked People In Tehran

Radiofarda – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) of Greater Tehran, Mohammad Reza Yazdi, announced the formation of a special coronavirus-related unit called “Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil.” The unit will deal with people who are inattentive to observing health protocols in public places, said Brigadier General Yazdi, who commands the Tehran province’s IRGC forces. …

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Iraq Seizes Truckloads Of Drugs Smuggled from Iran

Radiofarda – Iraqi military intelligence officials announced on Thursday that they confiscated 19 trucks loaded with hundreds of thousands of medicines smuggled from the country’s western neighbor, Iran. Describing it as “the largest drug smuggling operation from Iran,” Iraqi media say the trucks were avoiding main roads in Iraq’s Diyala province to evade customs. Iraqi authorities have not yet announced …

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Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 30,000

Al-Arabia – Iran has announced that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000 killed.Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.The announcement Saturday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari saw Iran put its total death toll from the outbreak at 30,123 killed, with a total of 526,490 confirmed cases. Iran has been struggling with …

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Months into pandemic, Iran sees worst wave of virus deaths

(AP) — Iran’s capital has run out of intensive care beds as the country confronts a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. The single-day death toll hit a record high three times this week. Eight months after the pandemic first stormed Iran, pummeling its already weakened economy and sickening officials at the highest levels of …

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Coronavirus: Iran reaches new COVID-19 records, restricts travel

Al-Arabia – Iran on Wednesday announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities including Tehran as the country hit new single-day records in both Covid-19 deaths and new infections. Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section. As well as the capital, the measures include banning travel to and from Karaj, Mashhad, Isfahan and Urmia, the health ministry’s Kianoush Jahanpour …

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