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TEHRAN (FNA)- An official with Iranian Presidency announced on Tuesday that the country has become self-sufficient in manufacturing test kits and the surplus will be exported abroad as more countries demand for such items.

"Iran presently has a capacity of producing 1 million serology test kits per day and 1.5 million of C-Creative Protein (CPR) test kits per month," Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said on Tuesday.

"Part of the mentioned figure is used inside the country and the rest is exported," he added.

Meanwhile, Head of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar said on Tuesday that the country’s researchers have produced a highly-efficient disinfecting solution which remains on the surface for 7 days to kill coronavirus and any other germs.

“Fortunately, at present, nearly 10 to 12 companies are producing nano-based disinfecting solutions which enjoy high durability and they remain on the surface from 12 hours to 7 days, depending on the company which produces them,” Sarkar told FNA.

He added that 200 tons of the nano-based disinfectants are produced in Iran every day.

Sarkar also announced the daily production of 250,000 N95 masks in Iran, noting that the country now enjoys the capacity to export the product to the European states.

“The European, neighboring and Southeast Asian states, including Indonesia, have demanded for our N95 masks and I hope that we can start exports of these masks to some of these countries,” Sarkar said.

The Iranian health ministry announced on Tuesday that 2,111 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in the country in the past 24 hours, noting that 10 provinces have reported no deaths from the disease.

“2,111 more patients infected with COVID-19 virus have been identified in the country since yesterday based on confirmed diagnosis criteria,” Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday.

He explained that 424 new patients were hospitalized and 1,687 others were outpatients.

Jahanpour noted that the number of coronavirus patients in the country has increased to 124,603 people.

He said that 7,119 people have lost their lives due to infection to the virus, including 62 in the past 24 hours.

Jahanpour, meantime, stated that 97,173 coronavirus patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, expressing concern that 2,698 patients infected with COVID-19 virus are in critical conditions.

He also noted that 716,176 coronavirus diagnosis tests have been carried out in the country so far.

“In the past 24 hours, 10 provinces reported zero deaths and 6 provinces had 1 death each,” Jahanpour said, adding that Khuzestan province in Southern Iran is a red zone now considering the increasing number of infection to COVID-19 virus but other provinces enjoy relatively sustainable situation.

Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki stressed on April 7 effective measures to control coronavirus epidemic, expressing the hope that the disease would be controlled in Iran by late May.

“At present, the country is in the phase of disease management and we should not imagine that we have reached the harness and control phase. Today is the time for full-fledged combat against the virus. God willing, we will control coronavirus by late May. The virus should be controlled in the minimum possible time,” Namaki said, addressing the Iranian legislators in an open session of the parliament in Tehran.

He noted that at least 30% to 50% of hospital beds are still vacant across Iran and nearly 15,000 beds are ready to keep the patients who are recovering from coronavirus disease.

“We have now moved down to tank 6th in terms of deaths,” Namaki said, adding that the country’s situation in treatment of patients will improve in the next few days.

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 320,400 people and infected over 4.9 million others globally.

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 most universities have been extended until further notice.

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.

Namaki announced last 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 over 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.

 

 

 

 

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