Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 17, 2020

Iran, the Middle Eastern country hardest-hit by the coronavirus, extended restrictions and closures in the capital Tehran into a third week on Saturday as its death toll rose above 30,000.

Iran's Pink Crescent Society mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday that they had been answerable for importing two million flu vaccine doses into the nation, however that new US sanctions prevented the import. Since the first cases of the virus were announced in February, the country has had more than 513,000 confirmed cases and over 29,300 deaths.

In current weeks, Iran has seen each day dying tolls spike to their highest-ever ranges, sparking rising concern whilst authorities officers proceed to withstand a complete lockdown for concern of cratering the financial system, which has been hard-hit by US sanctions.

Hackers launched large-scale attacks on two Iranian government institutions this week, a senior official said on Thursday, without giving details on the targets or the suspected perpetrators.

Under the plan, police will stop vehicles from entering the five cities if their license plates do not match the city they're entering.

The coronavirus has additionally unfold to a number of the highest ranges of Iran's authorities, which incorporates many older males. Among those recently infected is the head of the country's atomic energy organization while Iran's vice president in charge of budget and planning tested positive on Sunday.

Iran reported that 279 people succumbed to the virus on Wednesday, which is the highest-ever single-day death toll in the country, the state-run Tasnim News Agency reported. Officials promised those who tested positive would be closely tracked.

Iran's Health Ministry registered 253 news coronavirus fatalities on Saturday, October 17, taking the total death cases over the epidemic in Iran to 30,123.

Recorded infections have soared again over recent weeks, as authorities have relaxed restrictions and reopened schools. Dubai has reopened its airport for global travelers and embarked on an active campaign promoting itself as a tourism destination amid the pandemic.

The UAE is engaged in an aggressive testing campaign, with over 11 million tests conducted in a country home to over 9 million people.

Daily virus cases have dipped some in Iraq, averaging around 3,000-4,000 per day from a late summer peak of 5,000.

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