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IRAN

2,118,212

Total Cases

65,055

Total Deaths

1,729,293

Total Recovered

323,864

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via wthitv04/13/2021

US intelligence community warns of devastating long-term impact of coronavirus pandemic - WTHITV.com

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic is poised to fracture societies worldwide, increase instability across the globe and reshape political and economic realities for years to come, the US intelligence community warned in a stark report laying out the top security concerns facing the country.

via ktvz04/12/2021

5 things to know for April 12: Coronavirus, Congress, police violence, Iran, United Arab Emirates - KTVZ

Cruise lines are already betting big on a rebound, even though the CDC has yet to give the go-ahead for ships to sail to and from US ports. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”

via voanews04/11/2021

Virus Fatigue as World Passes 135 Million Coronavirus Cases - Voice of America

With more than 135 million coronavirus cases and nearly 3 million deaths from the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center, signs of the virus’ fortitude and lockdown fatigue abound.  China said it is considering using vaccines developed in other countries in conjunction with vaccines developed in China to boost the efficacy of China’s vaccines.  A top Chinese health expert recently told a conference that public health officials must “consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high,” citing Gao Fu, the head of China’s Center for

via menafn04/07/2021

Coronavirus situation in Iran concerning - Guardian Council - MENAFN.COM

TEHRAN, Iran, Apr.7

Trend:

COVID-19 is spreading in Iran and the overall coronavirus situation is concerning, said the Secretary of Iran's Guardian Council, Trend reports via Mehr News Agency.

This situation needs to be taken under control as soon as possible, through cooperation, he said.

Unfortunately the number of coronavi


via hrw.org01/21/2021

Joint Statement: Iran should base COVID-19 vaccine decisions on science - Human Rights Watch

In light of the statement by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on January 8, 2021, that the Islamic Republic will not import any COVID-19 vaccines made in the United States or the United Kingdom, we the undersigned organizations call upon the Supreme Leader to rescind this order and allow Iranians to purchase any safe and effective vaccines as soon as they are available, regardless of their country of origin.

via voanews01/05/2021

Ethiopian Police Release Detained Reuters Cameraman Without Charge - Voice of America

NAIROBI - Ethiopian police released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days. Police had told his lawyer Melkamu Ogo that their lines of inquiry included accusations of disseminating false information, communicating with groups fighting the government, and disturbing the public's peace and security. However, Ogo said he had seen no evidence. "We are delighted that Kumerra has been released and reunited with his family. His release today affirms he has done nothing wrong," Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J.

via arabnews01/05/2021

Iran finds first case of new coronavirus variant in traveler from UK - Arab News

DUBAI: Iran has registered its first case of a highly contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain, in an Iranian who arrived from the UK, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, we found the first case of the mutated British COVID-19 from a dear compatriot who had returned from England, ... and who was admitted to one of our private hospitals,”

via menafn04/13/2021

Death toll from coronavirus pandemic in Iran exceeds 65000 - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 13

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

As many as 24,760 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports citing the ministry.

According to Sadat Lari, 291 more people have died

via wbng04/11/2021

The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike - WBNG-TV

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do everything she can to get additional vaccine doses.


via wionews04/04/2021

Iran enters fourth wave of coronavirus after Nowruz holidays - WION

Shortly after the Persian new year holidays, Iran is now facing the fourth wave of coronavirus as millions travelled in and out of the country during the holiday season. Out of 32 provinces, two (Alborz and Ilam) have been confirmed to be suffering from the fourth wave of the deadly virus. The authorities have also cautioned that seven more provinces are on the verge of entering the phase of the fourth wave.

via rferl.org03/16/2021

Iran Talks Up Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccines In Show Of Self-Reliance - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Iran says it is developing several coronavirus vaccines, including one named in honor of assassinated nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Though still in the early testing stages, the homegrown vaccines are being cited by officials as proof Iran can function without international support.

via menafn01/06/2021

Iran continues working on purchase and development of COVID-19 vaccine - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.6

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Good actions were taken in order to purchase and make the COVID-19 vaccine, said the Chief of Staff of the President of Iran.

The government and the National Headquarters to Fight Coronavirus are determined to control the virus but people are responsible to comply with health protocol, said Mahmoud Vaez

via voanews01/05/2021

Norway Says More Than 50% of New Cars Are Electric - Voice of America

A report released Tuesday says Norway has become the first country in the world in which 50 percent of all new cars it sold are electric. Norway’s Road Traffic Information Council (Opplysningsradet for Veitrafikken) says electric vehicles accounted for 54.3 percent of new car sales in 2020, up from 42.4 percent a year earlier. The group says the four best-selling models in the Nordic country were the Volkswagen/ Audi e-tron, the Tesla Model 3, the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Nissan Leaf — all fully electric. The fifth placed car — the Volkswagen Golf — can be bought in a rechargeable version but

via menafn01/05/2021

Iranian coronavirus vaccine to be ready by spring - Iranian gov't spokesman - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5

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Iran government spokesman announced that the country has purchased 17 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, while the Iranian vaccine will be distributed to the market by spring.

We are trying to control the entry and exit gates of the country because we have a lot of ethnic diversity in the country so


via voanews04/11/2021

COVID Fatigue Sets In as World Passes 135 Million Coronavirus Cases - Voice of America

With more than 135 million coronavirus cases and nearly 3 million deaths from the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center, signs of the virus’ fortitude and lockdown fatigue abound.  China said it is considering using vaccines developed in other countries in conjunction with vaccines developed in China to boost the efficacy of China’s vaccines.  A top Chinese health expert recently told a conference that public health officials must “consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high,” citing Gao Fu, the head of China’s Center for

via arabnews04/08/2021

Iran hits coronavirus case record for third straight day - Arab News

TEHRAN: Iran has hit a new coronavirus infection record for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases. The country is grappling with a spike following the Persian New Year holiday. Iran, is in the midst of a major surge after millions defied government guidance to gather and travel during Nowruz, the nation’s biggest holiday. The new case count Thursday pushes Iran’s

via arabnews03/26/2021

Iran plans to start making Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in April - Arab News

MOSCOW: Iran expects to start domestic production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in April, the RIA news agency cited the Iranian ambassador to Moscow as saying on Friday. Iran approved Sputnik V for domestic use in January, and says it has received more than 400,000 of the 2 million doses it ordered from Russia.

via voanews02/13/2021

Iran Sees Risk of Fourth COVID Wave Fed by Mutant Virus - Voice of America

Iran's health minister warned Saturday of a fourth COVID-19 surge with the possible spread of a mutated virus in the worst-hit country in the Middle East. President Hassan Rouhani told state television "alarm bells were ringing for a fourth coronavirus wave" as at least nine cities and towns in Iran's southwest were declared high-risk "red" zones after a rise in cases Friday. "Hard days are beginning for us and you must prepare to fight the most uncontrollable mutated virus, which is unfortunately infecting the country," Health Minister Saeed Namaki told heads of medical colleges in a meeting

via menafn01/06/2021

Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for January 6 - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

As many as 6,283 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports

via menafn01/05/2021

Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for January 5 - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

As many as 6,113 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokesperson for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports