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Iran COVID deaths at new daily high as curbs lifted

Iran COVID deaths at new daily high as curbs lifted

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Iran’s health ministry on Sunday reported more than 680 daily COVID deaths for the first time, as nationwide curbs to contain the spread of the virus were lifted. The ministry said the deaths of 684 people in the past 24 hours brought the total number of fatalities to 102,038. Iran also …

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Iran imposes new restrictions as COVID hits new records

Iran imposes new restrictions as COVID hits new records

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Many Tehran shops closed their doors and the Iranian capital’s notoriously heavy traffic eased on Monday as new measures came into force aimed at reining in record coronavirus deaths. The health ministry announced the deaths of a record 655 coronavirus patients in the preceding 24 hours, with more than 41,000 new …

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Iran will impose 6-day ‘general lockdown’ over coronavirus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Iran says it will impose a six-day-long “general lockdown” in cities across the country after being hit by what it describes as its fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, state media reported Saturday. The lockdown includes all bazaars, markets and public offices, as well as movie theaters, gyms and restaurants in …

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Iran sees highest daily virus case, death counts in pandemic

Iran sees highest daily virus case, death counts in pandemic

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi receives his first shot of the Covid-19 COVIran Barekat vaccine, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. On Sunday, Iran reported more new infections and deaths across the country than on any other single day since the …

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Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Iran on Monday reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country’s single-day record so far in the pandemic, state media reported. State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday—surpassing the previous daily record of 34,951 infections reported on Tuesday. Also, there were 411 deaths, bringing the …

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Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day

Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day

A man wearing protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past an advertisement of skin care products in southern Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Iran on Tuesday broke another record in the country’s daily new coronavirus cases, even as Tehran and its surroundings went into lockdown, a week-long measure …

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Iran fears ‘fifth wave’ of COVID linked to Delta variant

Credit: CC0 Public Domain President Hassan Rouhani expressed fears on Saturday that Iran will be hit by a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to an outbreak of the Delta variant. “It is feared that we are on the way to a fifth wave throughout the country,” Rouhani told a meeting of Iran’s anti-virus …

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a man rides his bicycle and a woman crosses a street in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 5, 2021. Iran’s capital is once again under a code red status, the highest level of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus as …

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