The regime’s Health Ministry: Omicron circulation has started, we may have a significant rise in infection in the next few weeks, particularly in Hormozgan, Tehran, Khorasan Razavi, Isfahan, and Mazandaran provinces. (ISNA news agency, January 8, 2022)
- Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): If the schools are reopened, and the Omicron-affected students need ICU, it would create a crisis. (ISNA news agency, January 9, 2022)
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the NCCT: The danger of “Omicron” is beyond our grasp. We may experience a peak in the next two to three weeks.
- Isfahan Medical University: In late January and early February, Omicron will be the predominant strain of COVID-19 disease in Isfahan.
- Contrary to the claim of the regime’s Health Minister that he used the domestic COVID-19 vaccine, his vaccine card shows that he has been vaccine by the Russian Sputnik.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on January 9, 2022, that the COVID-19 fatalities in 547 cities are more than 496,300. In Tehran, the death toll has reached 115,980, Khorasan Razavi 40,000, Mazandaran 18,015, Gilan 17,210, Kerman 13,377, Hamedan 9,203, Hormozgan 8,215, and Kurdistan 8,187.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 9, 2022