- Seyyed Mohammad Pakmehr, deputy chair of the Health Committee of the regime’s Parliament: “If the situation continues like this, the death toll may reach 200,000. (Mehr News Agency, November 5, 2020);
- Jalili Khoshnoud, Deputy Chair of the National Coronavirus Task Force: “Because of the red state, we requested a lockdown in Tehran on several occasions so that the medical personnel could reinforce themselves.” (Fars News Agency, November 5, 2020);
- Alireza Pakfetrat, Regime Parliament Deputy from Shiraz: “When the figures of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Fars are higher than the national figure, the people must be told the truth. (ISNA, November 5, 2020);
- Head of the Medical Sciences University in Kashan: “In a new record, 11 patients died in the past 24 hours.” (IRNA, November 5, 2020).
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Thursday, November 5, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 144,100 people in 462 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 34,941 in Tehran, 10,863 in Khorasan Razavi, 8,438 in Khuzestan, 8,488 in Isfahan, 6237 in Mazandaran, 6,148 in Lorestan, 5,261 in Gilan, 5,083 in East Azerbaijan, 4,357 in West Azerbaijan, 3,995 in Alborz, 3,831 in Golestan, 3731 in Sistan and Baluchestan, 3,805 in Hamedan, 3,803 in Fars, 2,438 in North Khorasan, 2,336 in Yazd, 2,302 in Kerman, 1,715 in Hormozgan, 1,467 in Qazvin, 1,201 in South Khorasan, 1,150 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtriai, and 1,034 in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad.
Seyyed Mohammad Pakmehr, deputy chair of the Health Committee of the regime’s Parliament, was quoted by Mehr news agency as saying today, “Coronavirus is in a crisis mode in the country. The number of deaths is very high. The sphere of healthcare has endured a lot of pressure. Regrettably, 400 people are losing their lives every day and this figure may go up rapidly. If it continues like this, the death toll may reach 200,000. Some 32,000 out of the country’s 110,000 nurses have contracted coronavirus and only 4,000 nurses have been hired since COVID-19 first spread in the country. So, in sum, nurses are under a lot of pressure.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
November 5, 2020