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Iran: Coronavirus Takes the Lives of 487,800


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  • Blaming others to prevent the spread of the protests by nurses, Khamenei brazenly said today: “The tariff law was drafted 14 years ago, but its bylaws were not done until the end of the previous government. Last year, I also emphasized that those who should have done it did not do it!! … They should not consider the nurses as a seasonal worker!” The nurses’ protests have been spreading lately over unpaid overtime wages and the refusal to hire tens of thousands of them while the country needs nurses and medical staff. As a result of the dire living condition, the number of nurses wanting to migrate to other countries has grown by 100-fold lately.
  • The National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) Scientific Committee: The reopening of schools without observing the Coronavirus protocols such as ventilation and using masks will result in a new outbreak. (Mehr news agency, December 12, 2021)
  • Bushehr Medical University: Since the reopening of schools, 16 students have been infected with COVID-19, five of whom had received both vaccine doses. (State-run media, Are-Iran, December 12, 2021)
  • Shiraz Medical University: With the admission of 100 new COVID-19 patients, currently, 739 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 109 are kept in the ICU. (Tasnim news agency, December 12, 2021)

Yazd Medical University: The COVID-19 status in Bafgh and Bahabad is orange, and other cities in the Province are yellow. (Tasnim, December 12, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Sunday, December 12, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities across Iran has surpassed 487,800. In Tehran the death toll has reached 114,235, Khorasan Razavi 39,540, Isfahan 33,535, West Azerbaijan 18,363, Fars 18,255, Gilan 16,960, Alborz 14,293, Kerman 13,092, Hamedan 9,048Central Province 8,888, North Khorasan 6,208, Ardabil 6,155, Zanjan 4,645, and South Khorasan 4,256.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 12, 2021