Corona Countries around the world have been on alert since the Coronavirus started spreading around the world. Many countries around the world have confirmed cases of coronavirus and are struggling to prevent this disease from further spreading.
The first confirmed cases in Iran were announced on February 21, 2020, in Qom, a city in the central part of Iran. The epidemic appears to have begun in Qom and then spread to most of the provinces of Iran. The following day universities, schools and public areas such as cinemas and stadiums closed to prevent the virus from spreading and for the safety of the citizens. People are asked to go to hospitals in case of suspicion to be infected and the infected are quarantined after the examination. Some of the infected cases are healing daily and get released from quarantines after making sure that they are healthy and not contagious. Unfortunately, some people have lost their lives because of the virus; however, according to the international statistics, the virus is fatal to approximately 2 percent of the infected.
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Latest News & Updates regarding Covid-19 in Iran
Check out the brief information below for the latest updates on coronavirus in Iran.
Cases Per Million
11 March 2020
WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging what has seemed clear for some time — the virus will likely spread to all countries on the globe.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the situation will worsen. “We expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher,” said Tedros, as the director-general is known. [Source]
9 March 2020
Coronavirus: Iran reports leap in death toll
At least 237 people have died and 7,161 have been infected across the country since mid-February, although the real figures are believed to be far higher.
The authorities have tried to limit the spread of Covid-19 by closing schools and urging people not to travel.
But no hotspots have been put under lockdown, like in China and Italy. [Source:BBC]
Iran Mobilizes 300,000 Teams and Deploys Drones and Water Cannon to Halt the Spread of Coronavirus
March 2, 2020: Tehran’s new strategy marks a shift in its approach to slowing the spread of the infection after it was accused of trying to hide the extent of the outbreak. Iran deployed drones to disinfect streets and mobilized tens of thousands of teams to conduct door-to-door coronavirus checks across the country, an indication of the scale of the epidemic here, where it has killed more people than anywhere else outside of China, including a government official. [Source: WSJ]
Coronavirus: Iran’s deaths at least 210, hospital sources say
28 February 2020: At least 210 people in Iran have died as a result of the new coronavirus disease, sources in the country’s health system have told BBC Persian.
Most of the victims are from the capital, Tehran, and the city of Qom, where cases of Covid-19 first emerged.
Now, a tally of figures reported by BBC Persian’s sources in several hospitals suggests at least 210 people had died across the country as of Thursday night.
The highest number of deaths were said to be in Tehran, where a disproportionately high number of officials have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, including a vice-president, a deputy minister, and at least two MPs.
Friday prayers in Tehran and 22 other cities were canceled, and schools and universities closed. [Source:BBC]