• While Rouhani blames people and their reunions and visits during Nowruz (Iranian New Year) for the fourth wave of Coronavirus outbreak, he brazenly announced that Ramadan ceremonies would be held in yellow cities, an action that will lead to many more deaths.
• Regime Health Ministry: Coronavirus is spreading with added speed this time. The sharper slope of the daily infection trend relative to the second and third outbreaks is very worrying. (IRNA news agency, April 3, 2021)
• Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: The acceleration of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization is very severe. In the previous peaks, some provinces were at their peak, while others were descending, but all provinces except Khuzestan are ascending. The total number of hospitalizations has doubled. (State TV, April 2, 2021)
• Governor of Tehran: In Tehran Province, despite the medical staff’s efforts, we are witnessing an unstable condition in the Coronavirus crisis management. (Tasnim news agency, April 3, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, April 3, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 533 cities across Iran had exceeded 242,700. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 55,976, Isfahan 15,805, Khorasan Razavi 15,665, Khuzestan 14,324, Mazandaran 10,350, Lorestan 10,248, East Azerbaijan 9,683, West Azerbaijan 9,103, Qom 8,725, Gilan 8,511, Fars 7,117, Golestan 6,260, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,611, Kerman 5,364, Central Province 5,038, Semnan 4,230, Qazvin 2,754, and Ilam 2,481.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
April 3, 2021