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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 475 Cities Exceeds 192,800

  • Head of the Red Crescent Society: “The vaccine we bought is Chinese. The Food and Drug Administration closely monitors all vaccines.” (Khabar Online news outlet, December 26, 2020)
  • Minister of the Interior: Three-quarters of cyberspace is to manipulate public opinion for the COVID-19 vaccine. They magnify minor issues and, by creating an atmosphere, announce that the system is incompetent. (IRNA news agency, December 26, 2020)
  • Sadegh Larijani, head of the regime’s Expediency Discernment Council, expressing fear of the public outrage over the regime’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis: “Using propaganda, some people are trying to divert the public’s attention to other concerns, to issues such as the supply of medicine and the Coronavirus vaccine.” (ILNA news agency, December 27, 2020)
  • The president of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences: In comparison, the number of patients admitted versus those discharged is increasing with a slow slope. Facing the fourth peak is not far off, but we hope never to experience the dark days of November again. (ISNA news agency, December 27, 2020)
  • The governor of Mazandaran expressed concern about the COVID-19 increasing trend of infections. We have 1,147 patients hospitalized in the Province, of whom 233 are in critical condition. (ILNA, December 27, 2020)
  • One should be afraid of a time when the volcano of the hungry will no longer be stoppable, and it will be too late to offer solutions. (The state-run daily, Arman, December 27, 2020)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, December 27, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 475 cities had exceeded 192,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 47,346, Khorasan Razavi 13,185, Isfahan 11,650, Khuzestan 9,830, Mazandaran 7,267, Gilan 6,841, Fars 5,905, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,711, Kerman 4,179, Kermanshah 4,054, Central Province 4,013, Kurdistan 3,311, Semnan 2,909, Ardabil 2,362, Zanjan 2,012, Ilam 1,990, Bushehr 1,929, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,510.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 27, 2020