Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

Iranian hospital treated coronavirus patients before regime reported virus: Nurse

Al-Arabia – A hospital in the Iranian city of Qazvin has been treating coronavirus patients since the first week of February, according to a nurse at the hospital, contrary to the insistence of Iranian authorities, who say they were alerted to the outbreak of the virus in the country on February 19. Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency published a …

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IOPHR’s Open Letter to WHO – demanding WHO’s attention in regards to Iran’s incapacity to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak

Shabtabnews – On 24th March 2020, IOPHR sent an open letter to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Managing Director of the World Health Organisation, pointing to the Iranian regime’s incapacity to the deal with Coronavirus , and thus asking WHO to directly intervene and deal with the epidemic in Iran . In there letter IOPHR points to Iranian regime’s incompetence, …

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Iran To Introduce Strict Lockdown Of Cities Soon, Spokesman Says

Radiofarda – The Spokesman of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration said Wednesday the government will soon impose strict lockdowns to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. The coronavirus epidemic, even according to the officially announced death toll and infection cases has claimed the lives of at least 1,934 and infected more than 24,000 Iranians. Many believe that the …

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Doctors Without Borders ‘Deeply Surprised’ At Iran’s Decision To Stop Its Medical Mission

Radiofarda – The international humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders expressed deep surprise in a statement March 24 after Iranian Health Ministry officials put a stop to its plans to launch a 50-bed intensive care field hospital in Isfahan for COVID-19 victims. MSF has sent two chartered planes to Iran carrying equipment and the inflatable hospital, …

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Iran faces second wave of coronavirus as people ignored guidelines: Official

Al-Arabia – Iran may face a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday, as some Iranians ignored guidance issued by health officials to contain the spread of the disease in the country. “Unfortunately, some Iranians ignored advice from health ministry officials and traveled during the (Iranian) New Year holidays … This could cause a …

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Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities rapidly rising amid regime’s cover-up

Iran-HRM – Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities have surpassed 10,900 yet the Iranian regime still refuses to properly address the crisis that has engulfed the country. The National Council of Resistance has announced that at least 10,900 people have died of coronavirus in 212 cities across Iran.Over 600 people have died of COVID-19 in the city of Isfahan and more than 500 in Kashan, …

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Fears of COVID-19 Spread in Iranian Prisons: Political Prisoners are Pleading to go on Leave

Radiozmaneh – Political prisoners in the Greater Tehran Prison System have started a mass hunger strike to demand being released from prisons due to the rapid spread of coronavirus infections in Iran. Some inmates have tested positive inside Iranian overpopulated prisons. The prison authorities are only transferring inmates from ward to ward as a solution and not implementing the social …

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Iran tells Doctors Without Borders to leave despite worsening epidemic

Al-Monitor – A team of nine doctors deployed to Iran by international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders — known by its French acronym, MSF — is expected to head back home without even starting its relief operations aimed at containing the novel coronavirus outbreak. “While we offer our gratitude to MSF, with the national mobilization plan in place and all medical …

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Iran Rejects Offer Of Help By Doctors Without Borders To Fight Coronavirus

Radiofarda – Under apparent pressure from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and ultraconservative allies of the country’s Supreme Leader, Tehran has rejected the offer of medical help by a team sent by the renowned international non-governmental group, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. Earlier on March 22, MSF had sent a consignment of medical aid to Iran, …

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