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Iran Health Official Warns Against Too Much Optimism Over Coronavirus In Tehran

Radiofarda – The Commander of Coronavirus Combat Taskforce of Tehran on Thursday warned the authorities that despite a decline in the number of patients in the capital, the situation is not stable enough yet to discontinue social distancing measures. “The biggest mistake that can happen is to think that we have overcome the crisis,” Alireza Zali said. “We may have …

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UN High Commissioner ‘Horrified’ At Death Of Young Man In Iran Prison

Radiofrada – A United Nations human rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. Iranian media have reported unrest in several prisons, and a mass escape from a facility in the west of the country, despite …

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Coronavirus Shatters Iranian Death Rituals, Robbing Many Of Last Farewell With Loved Ones

RFL/RE – Kambiz says the day he buried his 96-year-old grandmother, who died after contracting the coronavirus, was the “saddest and loneliest” day of his life. He was the only member of her large family who attended the burial at Tehran’s Behesht Zahra cemetery. The family did not hold a traditional postburial gathering in order not to endanger others and …

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Iran records 134 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Health official

Al-Arabia – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur.Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.The total number of people confirmed to be infected is 53,183, he said on state television, adding that 4,035 were “under observation.” a …

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Trump Says Ready To Help Iran But ‘They Haven’t Even Asked’.

Radiofarda – President Donald Trump says the United States would think about the issue of sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus if Tehran asked for it. Responding to a reporter’s question during the White House briefing on Thursday April 2 if he would consider easing the sanctions on Iran to allow medical supplies reach the country, Trump said: “They …

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