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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 14,200 in 236 Cities

he Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran announced on Monday, March 30, 2020, that 14,200 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus in 236 cities across Iran.
Iranian physician helping a coronavirus victim.

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), announced on Monday, March 30, 2020, that 14,200 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus in 236 cities across Iran. The number of victims in the province of Ardabil is 400, Alborz 600, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 38, Khorasan Razavi 1120, North Khorasan 190, Zanjan 250, Gilan 1370, and Yazd 305.

According to local sources, on March 28, only in Qarchak Varamin, 28 people lost their lives to Coronavirus. Medical staff at Bahonar Hospital in Karaj say that between 30 to 40 people die every day in the hospital. Only in Nasimshahr (a city southwest of Tehran) 18 people have died. The death toll in Delijan is 50. At Gorgan hospitals, Basiji and IRGC guards have threatened the hospital staff not to give anyone any information about the death toll and the hospital status or take any photographs.

The representative of the regime’s Minister of Health in Mazandaran and Golestan provinces said the epicenter of Coronavirus has now transferred to the villages. Mustafa Moin, head of the Supreme Council of the Medical System and former Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in Rafsanjani and Khatami’s cabinets, wrote to Hassan Rouhani: “The losses of a large number of the medical community, as well as the higher mortality of patients compared to other countries, will always remain as a shame.” He added that “It is being warned that fatigue and the physical and mental toll on the medical staff will threaten the quality of treatment for patients.” He warned, “pretending that the situation is normal and creating a false sense of security under the pretext of avoiding anxiety and stress could be dangerous, and the consequences of stress are far less than the sudden exposure to a human catastrophe,”

The state-run Sharq daily reported on the regime’s heightening economic crisis as a result of the Coronavirus shock. It wrote, “All macroeconomic indicators and parameters force us to question our ability to pass through this crisis. The dimensions and aspects of the challenges of the Iranian economy are far broader, deeper, and beyond expectations. Therefore, conventional approaches are not the answer to the current critical condition and crisis.”

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

March 30, 2020

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