Iranian authorities have said they are close to “curb” the epidemic of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the country, despite the fact that the third day in a row, the Ministry of health of the Islamic Republic reported on more than 2000 new infections per day.
“For the last three months we have progressed at every step in the fight against this dangerous virus,” – said on Wednesday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Iran would not have the current problems if sanitary regulations are more strictly enforced in some provinces, which are currently in the unfortunate situation of the head of government (the posts of President and Prime Minister in Iran combined) at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, which was broadcast on state television.
According to the Deputy Minister of health Alireza Raisi, at least 24 of 434 Iranian districts were “red” – the highest level in the coding scale epidemiological risk in a country with a population of over 83 million people.
The day before, may 19, at the meeting of the task force on combating coronavirus in Iran Raisi said that the 218 districts of the country are still considered areas of low risk, and this number can be reduced to 183 because the virus “started docked” in some regions. According to him, most of the victims of the epidemic since then, as Iran reported its first two deaths in February were over the age of 70 years.
The representative of the Ministry of health of Iran Kianoush Jahanpur introduced earlier on Wednesday, the latest data on the epidemiological situation in the country. According to them, in the last 24 hours across the country confirmed 2346 new cases of infection with coronavirus infection, the total number of cases reached 126 949. More than 98 800 of the hospitalized have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, while the 2673 patients are in critical or serious condition.
Recall that Iran has become the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus in the middle East. The first case of infection Covid-19 in the country were registered on 19 February in the sacred Shiite city of Qom. In search of a balance between public health protection and protection of the economy, the government of President Hassan Rouhani refrained from total lock towns like those that have been introduced in many other countries, but went to the closure of schools and universities, banned cultural, religious and sporting events. In the country from April 20 to resume trading centers and markets. From 11 April in the provinces of Iran and from 18 April in the capital of permitted economic activities with the “low-risk” (small retail outlets and workshops, factory production).