- Minoo Mohrez, member of the scientific committee of the National Coronavirus Task Force: “Had Tehran been locked down even for a few weeks in the past months, the chain of virus spread would have been very weakened, and we would not be witness to the high number of deaths and increasing hospitalizations. Why is the Government opposed to a lockdown? It believes that a lockdown would cause problems for the Government. Health should be sacrificed for the sake of the economy. Patients are sleeping in hospital corridors and connected to ventilators. Some hospitals no longer have any Oxygen.” (Entekhab daily, November 2, 2020).
- Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Task Force: “Some 10,700 Coronavirus patients went to hospitals in Tehran yesterday. So far, 6,250 have been hospitalized.” (IRNA, November 2, 2020).
- Acting Chair of Alborz Province’s Medical School: “With 32 deaths in the past 24 hours, Coronavirus marked the darkest day in the Province yesterday.” (IRNA, November 2, 2020).
- A member of Mashhad City Council: “Hospitalizations have reached 2,000. It is estimated that it will reach 5,000. We do not have the capacity for so many hospitalizations in the city.” (IRNA, November 2, 2020).
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, November 2, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 140,600 in 462 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 34,071 in Tehran, 10,622 in Khorasan Razavi, 7,809 in Isfahan, 6,122 in Mazandaran, 6,025 in Qom, 5,968 in Lorestan, 4,917 in East Azerbaijan, 4,137 in West Azerbaijan, 3,905 in Alborz, 3,750 in Hamedan, 3,688 in Fars, 3,801 in Golestan, 3,003 in Kermanshah, 2,555 in Kurdistan, 2,324 in North Khorasan, 2,276 in Yazd, 2,152 in Semnan, 2,152 in Markazi (Central), 1705 in Hormozgan, 1,320 in Zanjan, 1,154 in Ilam, 1,129 in South Khorasan, 1,014 in Kohgiluyehn and Boyer Ahmad.
The Health Ministry Spokesperson announced record breaking fatality figures for the second time this week, putting the number of deaths in the past 24 hours at 440 and the number of critical patients at 5,315.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
November 2, 2020