MEK Iran: Coronavirus in at Least 50 Cities in Iran
The coronavirus has spread to at least 50 cities across Iran, according to the latest reports, and the country has the most reported deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of China.
On Tuesday, Iran’s Health Ministry announced that the number of deaths was 15 and infections were 95. This is suspended because the death to infection ration globally is about 2%, meaning that there should be at least 750 infections.
Of course, one of the problems is that coronavirus tests can only be done in Tehran, so they aren’t managing to test everyone. The other problem is a cover-up at the head of the regime to prevent another uprising against the mullahs.
On Monday, the Qom MP reported that 50 people died in his city alone form the coronavirus. Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani said the outbreak started three weeks ago in Qom, with people dying as early as February 13, but that officials had been covering it up.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) February 25, 2020
He tweeted that, Dr. Mohammad-Reza Ghadir, the President of the Medical Sciences University of Qom, has tested positive and was in quarantine, just one day after warning in a live TV program that the situation in Qom was “critical”.
While the President of Parsi Hospital also said that the virus had come to Iran in January, but the regime hadn’t informed the people.
The Health Ministry has closed some schools, universities, movie theatres, and other public places in some parts of Iran, but is still not taking the virus seriously enough.
For example, unlike other countries, it has continued to allow Mahan Airline, which is partly owned by the Revolutionary Guard, to continue its flights to and from Beijing long after the initial outbreak in China.
This is a similar playbook to the Iranian regime’s lies about the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane over Tehran and the crackdown on the November uprising, but now even the media seems to have turned on them.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 26, 2020
The state-run news website Arman wrote Saturday: “While officials of the health ministry could have shared the information with the people, they only declared the cases in Qom with much delay and after denying letters that were published on social media. Of course, the lack of communication in recent crises such as the downing of the Ukrainian airplane and refraining from declaring the casualties of the [November uprisings] have confused the people and negatively affected their trust.”
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