While Rouhani called the licensing of domestic vaccines an honor, the regime’s Deputy Health Minister revealed the licensing is done without going through the third phase of testing and referred to it as dangerous and said that the decision-making process should be transparent and public. (Hamshahri daily, June 24, 2021)
- Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: In the past week, we saw a 3.3 percent growth in outpatients compared to the week before, which is a serious alarm for us. (State-run news agency, Mizan, June 24, 2021)
- Alireza Naji, director of research at the Beheshti University of Medical Sciences: Like what we experienced with the British COVID-19 during the fourth outbreak, it is possible that the Indian variant has spread throughout the country, and the fifth outbreak could happen with the Indian variant. (Mizan, June 24, 2021)
- Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences: 1000 COVID-19 patients are added every day. Hospitalizations are high, and 10,344 patients are quarantined at home. (Tasnim news agency, June 24, 2021)
- Bushehr University of Medical Sciences: In one day, 450 patients with COVID-19 were identified, which indicates an explosive trend in the Province. (Tasnim, June 24, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, June 24, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities is more than 317,000. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 74,296, Isfahan 21,360, Khuzestan 20,026, Khorasan Razavi 19,270, Lorestan 12,505, Fars 10,627, Gilan 10,551, Qom 9,820, Sistan and Baluchestan 7,496, Kerman 7,178, Central Province 6,528, Semnan 5,300, Hormozgan 4,530, Ardabil 3,910, Qazvin 3,649, and Zanjan 3,445.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
June 24, 2021