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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 465 Cities Exceeds 162,800

  • Reza Malekzadeh, the regime’s Deputy Health Minister, and Ali Nobakht, the Health Minister’s advisor, resigned.
  • Reza Malekzadeh, the regime’s Deputy Health Minister: Senior officials in our country have not accepted the fact that the Coronavirus risks are more severe and have a broader effect than expected.
  • Head of the regime’s parliament’s Health Commission: If the current trend continues, the fatalities in December and January may reach 1,000 to 1,200 daily.
  • The spokesperson for the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): Red cities have a population of 53 million, and about 79 million people are on a first to third degree state of alert.
  • Head of Arak Cemetery: Compared to last year, the death toll has doubled daily. We have no land left, and we are out of breath. Now we are at the peak of danger.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday, November 21, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 465 cities had exceeded 162,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 40,021, Isfahan 9,195, Khuzestan 8,960, Lorestan 6,790, East Azerbaijan 6,194, Gilan 5,636, West Azerbaijan 5,634, Fars 4,477, Alborz 4,380, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,131, Hamedan 4,120, Golestan 4,076, Kermanshah 3,543, Central Province 3,128, Kerman 2,859, Yazd 2,837, North Khorasan 2,608, Semnan 2,434, Ilam 1,580, Khorasan South 1,461, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,280.

The regime’s Deputy Health Minister, wrote in a letter of resignation to the Health Minister, Saeid Namaki, on November 21: The extraordinarily wrong and flawed coronavirus pandemic management has cost a lot of human lives in Iran, and despite that, you claim, you can teach a lesson on how to manage the coronavirus crisis to other countries.

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

November 21, 2020