Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

More than 1,500 new coronavirus cases in Iran

Al-Arabia – Iran warned Saturday that coronavirus infections were rising in the southwest despite falls in other regions, as it announced more than 1,500 new confirmed cases. “All provinces are showing a gradual drop in new infections… except for Khuzestan, where the situation is still concerning,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in televised remarks. The health ministry stopped publishing …

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Iran’s Newly Released Overall Death Numbers Can Shed Light On Coronavirus Toll

Radiofarda – After an unprecedented delay amid the COVID-19 epidemic the National Organization for Civil Registration of Iran (NOCRI) has finally published nationwide death figures for past winter. On May 5, NOCRI had said that the organization will not be disclosing the country’s death toll for December 21-March 20, at the order of the country’s National Headquarters to Fight Coronavirus. Overall death …

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Political prisoner Afshin Baymani denied treatment for heart condition

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Afshin Baymani is experiencing heart complications in Raja’i Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Karaj, yet is being denied medical treatment. Mr. Baymani referred to the prison dispensary on Tuesday, May 5, after he felt great pain in the chest and heart area. A source close to the family of this prisoner said he had been taken to …

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At least 26 Greater Tehran inmates infected by the novel coronavirus

Iran-HRM – At least 26 inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus in one of the halls of Ward 3 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. They are denied medical treatment at the time. A sources from inside prison said, “The prisoners who are summoned to court on a daily basis, re-enter the ward without going through the quarantine. No …

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Global report: Iranian infections rise as France plans for resurgence

theguardian.com – New coronavirus infections in Iran have risen sharply since the country relaxed its restrictions on movement, while France has said it will reimpose strict lockdowns if cases surge when it begins to emerge from confinement next week. Tehran on Wednesday reported 1,680 new infections, nearly double the figure four days ago and the highest daily figure since 11 April when it allowed …

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Iran Accused of Spreading Coronavirus Throughout the Middle East

gatestoneinstitute.org – At the same time that the airline [Iran’s Mahan Air] was flying to China, it also continued operations to other countries in the Middle East, with the result that it has now been accused of spreading the virus to a number of countries including Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Syria and Lebanon. Mahan Air has so far declined …

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50 Women Infected With Coronavirus in Southwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – At least 50 women infected with the coronavirus in Sepidar Prison in the city of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province.The women were quarantined after getting infected with the virus and suffering symptoms such as fever and coughing. Other prisoners also have symptoms similar to the common cold.The prison doctor is also sick and there is no one to treat the …

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Why Iranian Officials Hide COVID-19 Facts, Figures From The Public?

Radiofarda – Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach to news dissemination about the epidemic has been one of chaotic management, secrecy and lies. Iranian officials first denied the existence of the disease, then refused to quarantine Qom and its religious sites. This behavior was followed by the dissemination of fake news and all …

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COVID-19: Russia Again Reports New Record In Cases; Many Iranian Mosques To Reopen

RFL/RE – The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 244,000 with 3.4 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast regions. Russia Russia on May 3 registered more than 10,600 new coronavirus infections, marking a fresh …

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