•Bonab Health Network Manager: Omicron is spreading rapidly. Anyone catching a cold means contracting Omicrons and should be treated immediately. (Mehr news agency, December 23, 2021)
• Hormozgan Medical University: Due to the rapid spread of Omicron, we will quickly have an outbreak in the country and face a new challenge. (Mehr, December 23, 2021)
• Mashhad Medical University: During the last five days, there was an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Khorasan Razavi Province. (Mehr, December 23, 2021)
• “While the Omicron variant has emerged in Iran and will be taking the lives of many, regulating in-person training is not logical. (State-run newspaper, Aftab-e Yazd, December 23, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, December 23, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities has surpassed 491,400. In Tehran death toll has reached 115,020, Isfahan 33,870, West Azerbaijan 18,518, Fars 18,520, Gilan 17,065, Lorestan 16,290, Qom 13,245, Central Province 8,948, and Qazvin 5,734.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 23, 2021