Iranian state TV: “One person is now dying from COVID-19 every two minutes in Iran.”
Iran is reportedly in the grip of another coronavirus wave. With one person dying from the pandemic every two minutes, the country’s health minister has called upon the regime’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to impose a nationwide lockdown, the state-run TV reported on Monday.
After more than 32,000 cases of the Wuhan virus were detected on Sunday, the health minister urged the Ayatollah to deploy the military to enforce the next lockdown.
Iran reported nearly 4 million cases of the coronavirus since February 2020 and registered more than 91,000 related deaths. The virus killed many ‘veteran’ terrorists and senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including the co-founder of Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour.
Reuters reported the resurgence of COVID in Iran:
One person is now dying from COVID-19 every two minutes in Iran, state TV said on Monday, as the Middle East’s worst-hit nation reported a new record daily toll of 588 fatalities.
With authorities complaining of poor social distancing, state media say hospitals in several cities have run out of beds for new patients. Some social media users have criticised the clerical establishment over slow vaccinations, with only about 4% of the 83 million population fully inoculated.
Total deaths have reached 94,603, the ministry said, while cases rose by 40,808 in the past 24 hours to 4,199,537 in a fifth wave blamed on the highly transmissible Delta variant.
“Every two seconds one person gets infected in Iran and almost every two minutes one person dies from the coronavirus,” state TV said, adding that most of Iran’s 31 provinces have moved from the lower risk orange level to red alert.
That compares to a reported rate of about one death per three minutes a month ago.
Despite the Iranian regime’s ongoing support from terrorist and jihadi groups across the Middle East, former President Donald Trump’s administration offered humanitarian aid to mitigate the suffering on the Iranian people.
Ayatollah Khamenei rejected U.S. medical aid. In January, He banned the import of COVID vaccines from the U.S. and the UK. “Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden,” Khamenei declared in a televised speech. “They’re completely untrustworthy,” he added.
Iran’s Ayatollah, the spiritual leader of the world’s 230 million Shia Muslims, has been peddling Chinese regime-backed conspiracy theories to vilify the United States. Last year, he claimed that the Wuhan virus was a U.S. creation “specifically built for Iran using the genetic data of Iranians.”
Ironing its people’s plight, the Shia-Islamic regime continues to finance international terrorist groups, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Gaza-based Hamas, and scouts for foreign technology to boost its nuclear weapons program.DONATE
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