Friday , 20 May 2022

Health and Hygiene

Religious Gathering In Mashhad Was a Crime

Radiofarda – The spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari, criticized the holding of a religious celebration in Iran’s second-largest city, Mashhad, saying that having such a ceremony was “indeed a crime.” IRNA, the government’s official news agency, cited Lari as describing the religious festival on Tuesday, October 27, as “unbelievable.” She added, “After holding the ceremony, …

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Jailed Iranian Dissident with Panic Disorder Denied Urgent Medical Care

Iran-HRM -The Coroner’s Office issued a letter indicating that prisoner of conscience Behnam Mahjoubi who suffers from a panic disorder needs to be released because of his dire health condition. Having seen the letter, the prison’s doctor gave some tablets to Behnam Mahjoubi and told him: “Wait until Monday. If you are alive, we will send you to hospital. If …

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Coronavirus: One person dies of COVID-19 in Iran every three minutes; deaths rise

Al-Arabia – One person dies of COVID-19 every three minutes in Iran, state television said on Wednesday, as the health ministry reported a record daily toll of 415 fatalities. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf tweeted that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest among dozens of officials to be infected. Non-essential businesses …

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The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian political prisoners

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian political prisoners. The United States calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian political prisoners, including peaceful activists like Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi, who are enduring harmful prison conditions and exposure to COVID19.— Bureau of …

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‘COVID-19 Death Toll in Iran up to Three Times More than Official Figures’

Radiofarda – A member of the Iranian Supreme Medical Council, Hossein Gheshlaghi, says the number of coronavirus victims in Iran is three to four times higher than the official figures announced by the country’s Ministry of Health. The state-run Mehr news agency cited Gheshlaghi as saying that anybody can obtain the new statistics through “field reports of the medical staff.” …

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Covid-19 Dominates the Labor News in Iran: Download the Bimonthly Report

Radiozamaneh – Over the past two months, poverty, unemployment, and labor protests have spread throughout Iran as the covid-19 numbers are rising and making the situation worse for those workers who have lost jobs as well as those who still have jobs. Zamaneh Media’s 14th bimonthly Labor Rights Newsletter covers covid-19 related unemployment, delayed wages, and labor protests which occurred …

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Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

(AP) — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and driving up its death toll, the country’s health minister gave a rare speech criticizing his own government’s refusal to enforce basic health measures. “We asked for fines to be collected from anyone who doesn’t wear a mask,” Saeed Namaki said last week, referring to …

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Rising Suicide Among Iranian Children Due to Poverty

Iran-HRM – Another child committed suicide in Iran, due to poverty and not having a smartphone to participate in online classes. The news of a young girl committing suicide for not having a smartphone circulated in the social media on October 20, 2020. Parastoo Jalili Azar, 13, lived in Talatappeh village near Urmia, capital of the W. Azerbaijan Province, northwestern …

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