Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

Iran at breaking point as it fights third wave of coronavirus

theguardian.com – Iran, the crucible of coronavirus in the Middle East, smashed two grim records this week, reporting its largest number of deaths in a single 24 hours since the outbreak started in March, and the largest number of new infections. Iranian health officials openly admit Iran is deep into its third, and biggest, wave of the disease, and evidence suggests an …

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Nearly 120 Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran-HRM – At least 120 prisoners were confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus in Rajai Shahr Prison. Political prisoners are also among those contracted Covid-19. Prisoner of conscience Farhad Meysami has tested positive for the virus at Rajaei Shahr prison in the city of Karaj and was transferred from his ward to a so-called prison “safe room” for isolation. …

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Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases

(AP) — For the second day in a row, Iran shattered its single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus, with 272 people confirmed dead among more than 4,200 new cases on Monday. Like in many other countries, the spiraling outbreak in Iran reflects the government’s contradictory virus response. This month, as the daily recorded death toll reached …

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Coronavirus: Iran nuclear chief tests positive for COVID-19

Al-Arabia – Iran’s nuclear chief and former foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi has tested positive for coronavirus, state media reported on Sunday. Read more: Where Russia, Turkey, Iran stand in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), tested positive for coronavirus on October 3, the official IRNA news agency reported citing a press release …

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Coronavirus in Iran: Rouhani adviser Mohammad Bagher Nobakht contracts COVID-19

Al-Arabia – Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, a top economist and adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Nobakht, an Iranian vice president and the head of the country’s Planning and Budget Organization, tweeted that his overall health is “favorable,” but added that he is currently hospitalized for further examination. Coronavirus has infected and …

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Tehran To Impose Fines For Virus Regulation Breaches As Caseload Soars

Radiofarda – Iran is to start imposing fines for breaches of health regulations in the capital, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday, after daily coronavirus infections hit a record high this week. Iran has previously held back from using fines to enforce mask wearing in public and other health protocols, but they will now be imposed in the capital Tehran, …

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Source: Iranian Dissident Contracts Coronavirus in Prison

VOA – An Iranian dissident has contracted the coronavirus at a prison in northern Iran, according to a knowledgeable source, highlighting what U.S. and U.N. officials say is a worsening pandemic threat facing Iran’s prisoners of conscience. In a message sent Tuesday to VOA Persian, an Iran-based source close to the family of dissident Farhad Meysami said Meysami tested positive …

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With 239 deaths, Iran hits its highest daily COVID-19 toll

(AP) — Iranian state TV said the country has hit its highest number of daily deaths from the coronavirus, with 239 new fatalities reported on Wednesday. The report quoted the spokesperson of the country’s health ministry, Sima Sadat Lari, as saying that the 239 died since Tuesday. Iran has in the past had 235 daily deaths. The latest death toll …

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The U.S. is concerned by the worsening COVID-19 situation in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement US expressed concern in regards to COVID-19 outbreak in Iran. The U.S. is concerned by the worsening COVID-19 situation in Iran and we reiterate our offer of assistance first made in February. We join @UNHumanRights' call for Iranian authorities to release all political prisoners from their overcrowded and unsanitary prisons immediately.— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) …

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A Village In The Oil-Rich Khuzestan Abandoned With COVID-19 Claims MP

Radiofarda – A former member of the Iranian parliament, Hedayatullah Khademi, says that all residents of a village in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan in southwest Iran have been infected with the coronavirus. Allegedly, no medical treatment or measures have been taken by the Iranian government institutions for the villagers. Khademi, a member of the 10th parliament from Izeh, posted …

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