Defense
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:5
Spokesman Informs of 13,000 Vacant Hospital Beds, Vows to Allocate 75,000 bln Tomans to Protect Production
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said that there are 13,000 vacant hospital beds in the country, while promising to dedicate 75,000 billion Tomans to protect the jobs beset by coronavirus epidemic.

Rabiyee stated that the world is facing a common challenge while in Iran this challenge is doubled with unity between Sanction and coronavirus.

Congratulating the New Iranian Year, Ali Rabiyee said, "The message of Nowruz has always been the message of change for us. For us Iranians, it has been mixed with concepts like better condition, refreshment and a new beginning."

"It is our national duty to break the unity between sanction and coronavirus, with self-belief in the legacy of last year, take Iran to the point that it deserves as a proud, independent and advancing nation."

Referring to the measures and sessions of the government since the beginning of the 1399 year (corresponding with March 20, 2020), Rabiyee added, "All governments face two challenges while reacting to coronavirus crisis: first in the field of treatment, and care for citizens against the disease and second to adopt mechanism to address the social and economic restraints caused by this disease."

Elaborating on containment of the 'first shock' of COVID-19 epidemic, the government spokesman continued, "The tolerance against the disease requires both the government's support and the cooperation of the people."

Emphasizing the national resolve of Iranians, Ali Rabiyee remarked that the bitterest issue of these days is the loss of our loved ones, and extended his condolences to the bereaved families especially those of the medical staff.    

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting approximately all countries and territories around the world. The virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. It has so far killed more than 35,000 people and infected over 735,000 others globally.

As for Iran, the Iranian health ministry announced on Monday that 3,186 new cases of infection to COVID-19 virus have been identified in the country, adding that 2,757 patients have died so far.

“According to definite diagnostic standards, a sum of 3,186 new cases of infection to COVID-19 virus have been identified in Iran during the past 24 hours, increasing the number of infections to 41, 495,” Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.

He added that fortunately, 13,911 patients infected with COVID-19 virus have also recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Jahanpour said that 117 coronavirus patients have passed away during the past 24 hours, noting that the death toll has increased to 2,757 so far.

The Iranian foreign ministry declared that despite Washington’s claims of cooperation to transfer drugs to Iran via the new Swiss-launched payment mechanism, the US is troubling the process amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Although US claims that medicines and medical equipment are not under sanctions, they have practically blocked the transfer of Iran’s financial resources in other countries into the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said.

As the death toll from the virus surges, Iran intensifies its preventive safety measures. Closures of schools and universities have been extended until early April.

The government also imposed travel restrictions, specially on Iran’s North, which is among the red zones. The country has also adopted strict digital health control procedures at airports to spot possible infections.

Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced earlier this month that a new national mobilization plan would be implemented across the country to fight against the coronavirus epidemic and more effectively treat patients.

Namaki said that the plan will include all the 17,000 health centers and the 9,000 medical and clinical centers in all cities, suburban areas and villages.

He added that the plan will include home quarantine, noting that infected people will receive the necessary medicines and advice, but they are asked to stay at home.

Namaki said that people with a more serious condition will stay at the hospitals, adding that the public places will be disinfected, the entries of infected towns and cities will be controlled to diagnose and quarantine the infected cases.

He added that the necessary equipment and facilities have been provided, expressing the hope that the epidemic would be curbed.

According to the latest statistics of Health Ministry, the number of medical laboratories to test coronavirus infection has reached 90 across the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says Iran's response to the virus has so far been up to the mark. Still, it says the US sanctions are a big challenge, and Washington would be complicit in the rising death toll in Iran if it would not remove its sanctions.

The World Health Organization has considered priorities in combating coronavirus and Islamic Republic of Iran obeys and follows up priorities as defined by WHO.

The WHO is dispatching separate delegations to all countries.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
Basij Organization of Tehran’s Guilds Making 500 Thousand Masks Per Day

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran’s guilds and economic activists produce half a million face masks every day, Head of the Basij Organization of Tehran’s Guilds, Gholamreza Hassanpour said on Saturday.
Tehran, Barcelona Mull Sharing Experiences in Fighting Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran Municipality exchanged views with Barcelona on technological experiences in the combat against COVID-19.
Rouhani Orders Reopening Tourism, Handicrafts Centers

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the country's Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism to prepare the necessary health instructions for reopening tourism and handicrafts centers with the cooperation of the Health Committee of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus.
New COVID-19 Diagnosis Lab Launched in Southeast Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Second Coronavirus Diagnosis laboratory has been launched in Chabahar, Sistan-Balouchestan Province, Southeast of Iran, a local official said on Saturday.
EUROPE ERUPTS: Furious Protests See Black Lives Matter Shut down EU Capitals as Ban Defied

TEHRAN (FNA)- Furious Europeans took to the street this week to protest against police brutality and racism, following the death of George Floyd in the US, as major capitals across the EU were shut down by the protesters.
'Forced to Kiss Her Feet': Sara Netanyahu's Former Housemaid Reveals Abuse at Israeli PM's House

TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the former housemaids of Israeli Prime Minister’s wife Sara Netanyahu spoke out about the abuse she faced while working for her, recalling moments she was forced to kiss her feet.
Libya: GNA Forces Regain Control of Strategic Bani Walid Town

TEHRAN (FNA)- Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured the strategic town of Bani Walid in the country's Northwest from the forces of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.
Syrians Protest Against US-Backed SDF Militants in Hasaka

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrians staged a protest in Northeastern Hasaka province to condemn the presence of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed anti-Damascus alliance of mainly Kurdish militants.
Official: Knowledge-Based Companies in Iran Able to Produce 1mln Anti-Coronavirus Masks

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior official at Iran's Ministry for Science, Research and Technology said on Saturday that the country's knowledge-based companies enjoy the capability to produce 1mln masks every day as part of the nationwide campaign against the coronavirus outbreak.
Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 458,000

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of COVID-19 cases in Russia has risen by 8,855 to 458,689, the anti-coronavirus crisis center announced on Saturday.
Security Official: US Plots against Iran Foiled by Michael White's Freedom

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian security official announced that freedom of Michael White, an American national who was jailed in Iran on security charges, thwarted the US officials' plots to use his possible death of a chronic disease to pressure the Islamic Republic.
Iran Identifies 2,269 New Coronavirus Cases, Reports over 132,000 Recoveries

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 2,269 new cases of infection to coronavirus have been diagnosed in the country in the past 24 hours, noting that over 132,000 patients have recovered.
Iran’s Police Underlines Promotion of Police Ties with Spain

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of the Iranian Interpol Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad conferred with Spanish envoy to Tehran Eduardo López Busquets on the development of police diplomacy relations between Tehran and Madrid.
Trump Clashes with Black Female Reporter Again Who Asks About Unemployment Rates

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump clashed with reporters on Friday during a press conference that featured him ignoring questions and telling a black journalist she is "something" when she asked about rising minority unemployment rates.
Report: Nearly 600 US Health Workers Died of COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 600 frontline healthcare workers have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and Kaiser Health News (KHN) that aims to count, verify and memorialize and every healthcare worker who dies during the pandemic.