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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 373 Cities Exceeds 86,700

Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: It cannot be denied that we cannot speak our minds, because of the economic characteristics of the country.

  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce in Tehran: A total of 559 new patients were admitted to Tehran Province in the past 24 hours, 109 of whom are in Intensive Care Units. In the current situation, any decision to reopen schools and universities is problematic. Most schools do not even have a sanitary toilet … After the Coronavirus outbreak, the workload on medical teams has multiplied; many co-workers have not received their bonuses for an extended period; many did not have the motivation to work due to low wages.
  • The president of Neyshabur School of Medical Sciences announced the death toll in the city to be about 600 and said that in the last month of spring, we had 56 deaths in the first month of summer 83, and until August 9, we have had 78. … We are facing a shortage of medicine and Coronavirus diagnosis laboratory kits.
  • Maryam Rajavi, recalling that the mullahs’ regime is incapable of ensuring the health protocols in its prisons, again urged the United Nations to take immediate action to end the ongoing prison tragedy and to force the regime to temporarily release prisoners until the end of the pandemic.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, on August 11, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 373 cities across Iran had passed more than 86,700. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 5,987, Qom 4,370, Mazandaran 4,074, Lorestan 3,527, Sistan and Baluchestan 2,721, Fars 2,425, Golestan 2,397, Kermanshah 2,110, Kerman 1,323, North Khorasan 1,317, and Hormozgan 1,125.

Alireza Naji, head of the Virology Research Center, told ISNA, today, “With the onset of the cold season, we are worried about the spread of the flu. While we have not yet curbed the first wave of the Coronavirus and are facing the second wave, which comes along with the flu. During the last six months, we have not been able to rebuild the treatment system. We must see what successful countries that are not far from, and like us have done? And [learn] what we need to do. We must use a stable model that exists in the world and in successful countries.”

Many prisoners, including political prisoners, have been infected with Coronavirus in various prisons, including Evin, Greater Tehran (Fashafuyeh), and Urmia, putting thousands of prisoners are at risk.

Recalling that the mullahs’ regime is incapable of ensuring the health protocols of its prisons, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), again called on the United Nations to take immediate action to stop the ongoing tragedy in prisons and to force the regime to release prisoners temporarily until the end of the pandemic. 

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

August 11, 2020