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Corona Deaths in 74 Cities Exceeded 1,500

COVID-19 has spread to all of Iran's provinces and cities
COVID-19 has spread to all of Iran’s provinces and cities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced that over the past 24 hours, at least 200 more people have lost their lives from Coronavirus in cities including Tehran, Qom, Rasht, Mashhad, Kashan, Ramsar, Sorkhe-Hesar, Yazd, Zanjan, Gorgan, Gonbad, Urmia, Tabriz, Maragheh, Damavand, Dorcheh, Rudsar, and Qazvin.

The number of victims in Qom has exceeded 400, and in Gilan, at least 154 have died. The extent of the catastrophe is to an extent that Abdolkarim Hossein-Zadeh, member of regime’s parliament admitted, “The pile of dead bodies in Qom and the helplessness of the people of Rasht are evidence of failures in notifying and alerting the people about the virus outbreak in a timely manner.”  In Golestan province, 70 people have died from the virus, in recent days, based on reports. In the city of Kermanshah, a cemetery manager says, 85 corona victims, have been buried in the cemetery. The Ferdows Cemetery in Kermanshah is also under the IRGC and Basij control and the bodies are buried overnight.

Hence, the number of Corona fatalities in 74 cities of 28 provinces, until Thursday evening, March 5, 2020 (8 pm local Tehran time) has passed 1,500. Scores of messages, reports, and calls from compatriots living in various mullah-stricken parts of Iran, indicates that the actual number is a lot more in the entire country. Today the regime’s Health minister confessed that Corona has overtaken the entire country.

The IRGC, IRGC’s intelligence division, and the Ministry of Intelligence have been tasked to silence the families of the victims to cover-up the actual number of fatalities.  The IRGC’s command center has ordered all divisions and headquarters of IRGC in provinces to station at hospitals and care centers. In many cities, in death certificates, other reasons like “heart failure” are written for the cause of death and families are pressured not to disclose the cause of death.

The regime has reluctantly closed schools and universities until the end of the Iranian year, which will be followed by the New Year holidays.

Meanwhile, IRGC’s Mahan Air flights to various cities in China continues, and one of its airplanes landed in Shanghai on Thursday, March 5, at 10 am local time.

In the absence of minimum medical care, over 30% of those contracting Coronaviruses in Qom will die. Hospitals in the city of Rasht are overloaded of Corona patients, the morgues are full of dead bodies. People have to queue from 4 am in front of pharmacies to buy medicine and hygiene facilities, and usually, most pharmacies do not have the medicine and the required facilities.

According to the state affiliated-website, Entekhab, quoting an infectious disease specialist and a member of the National Influenza Committee, he predicts that up to 30 to 40% of Tehran’s population will be infected with the coronavirus by March 20th, 2020 (End of the Iranian calendar year).

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

March 5, 2020