• Masoud Mardani, members of the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): Do not count too much on the domestically produced Coronavirus vaccine (Khabar-e Fori news site, September 11, 2020)
• Payam Tabarsi, Head of Infectious Diseases Department at Masih Daneshvari Hospital: As the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak decreases, the beds are still not empty, which shows that we could not control the disease, and the third wave of the outbreak will be much more severe than the previous two waves. (Mehr news agency, September 12, 2020)
• Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: The number of definite positive Coronavirus cases is increasing to a new height. While the population of Isfahan is 7% of the entire country; one-third of all positive cases in the country in the past 24 hours are related to Isfahan Province. (Aftab-news, September 11, 2020)
• North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences: We do not have any white city (virus-free) now. The Province has long been red. (ISNA, September 12, 2020)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, September 12, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 427 cities across Iran had exceeded 102,200. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 6,737, Isfahan 4,714, Lorestan 4,540, Gilan 4,232, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,138, East Azerbaijan 2,958, Golestan 2,889, Alborz 2,883, Fars 2,871, Hamedan 2,567, Kermanshah 2,391, North Khorasan 1,679, Kerman 1,635, Central Province 1,337, Semnan 1,337, Yazd 1,319, Ardabil 1,237, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 669, and South Khorasan 592.
Angered over the revelation of the regime’s criminal policies in dealing with the Coronavirus crisis, Hassan Rouhani said, today, “The expatriate anti-Iranian channels, in particular, are upset that everything related to Coronavirus is managed and going well… Iran has taken the best route in dealing with the Coronavirus so that activities can continue while health protocols are observed… Families should also consider their own interests and those of their children and not pay attention to the propaganda that has been churned out in different countries.” Emphasizing that “it is not clear for how many months the Coronavirus would continue, especially because it was not specific to a particular region and had spread in the entire country and worldwide,” Rouhani again blamed on the people and said, “If people follow the health protocols, we will not have a problem in the fall.”
These brazen lies come a week after the schools reopened, with many examples of children and adolescents aged 7 to 17 being infected. Dozens of cases have been reported in the city of Aleshtar in Lorestan Province.