Iranian authorities recorded 15 new cases of Covid-19 on February 22, but it is worrying that there have been eight deaths – the most outside of China.
According to Reuters , speaking on television, a spokesman for the Health Ministry of Iran , he Kianush Jahanpur said there were 15 cases of coronavirus was recorded in the country during the day 22/2.
So far, Iran has had 43 cases of Covid-19, but it is worrying that there have been eight deaths – the most outside of China .
Concern increased when Canada reported on February 22 of a case of corona virus infection after returning from Iran, and Lebanon also noted the first case of infection in the country as a citizen returning from Iran.
Iran has closed schools, universities and cultural centers across 14 provinces of the country, starting February 23 after five deaths from Covid-19. Iran is also the first country in the Middle East region to report a viral death.
The outbreak began in Iran on February 19 and quickly spread amid concerns over the Islamic State’s ability to cope with the disease – which lacks resources due to the economic crisis. .
The Iranian Health Minister, Saeed Namaki, said the corona virus came to Iran due to people going to China. According to Namaki, an Iranian patient who died of a virus in Qom city is a businessman who flies back and forth between China and Iran through indirect flights.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to prevent Iranian people from voting in a general election.
“This negative propaganda began a few months ago and has been increasing in the period nearing the election. In the past two days, on the grounds of disease and virus, their communication did not miss. the smallest opportunity to stop people from voting. Our enemies even oppose any election of Iranian people, “Khamenei said on his official website.