MEK Iran: Coronavirus deaths in Iran Exceeds 95000
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 95,000 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 404 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) August 26, 2020
The following death tolls for the provinces:
- 23,145 in Tehran
- 4251 in Isfahan
- 4568 in Mazandaran
- 3943 in Gilan
- 2746 in Golestan
- 2790 in East Azerbaijan
- 2448 in Hamedan
- 1909 in Kurdistan
- 1507 in Kerman
- 1504 in North Khorasan
- 1227 in Semnan
- 1226 in Markazi
- 1147 in Bushehr
- 780 in Ilam
- 504 in South Khorasan
Of course, these should be considered minimums because the regime has been suppressing the true figures with the repression of relatives and medical staff, in order to quote a death toll of 20,776.
Iran: The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / #MEK) announced this afternoon, Aug 26, 2020, that #Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 95,000 in 404 cities across #Iran. #Covid_19 https://t.co/GbtRuB562h
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) August 26, 2020
Tehran City Council member Mohammad Javad Haghshenas said Saturday: “We would see that, for example, in the Beheshte Zahra Cemetery were burying 120 to 130 people [each day] and then the Health Ministry would announce numbers from the entire country equalling that of Beheshte Zahra.”
He said that after the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Intelligence Organization filed a complaint against him for trying to determine the true death toll, he realized that there was a cover-up and that people were being threatened.
Deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi explained that people were not immune once they contracted the virus and survived; quoting that 14% of survivors were re-infected and spoke about the possibility of another wave of the virus coinciding with flu season.
Minoo Mohraz, a member of the Tehran Coronavirus Task Force, said: “This fall, we will witness a blend of coronavirus and flu. In the current situation, we don’t know what will happen to a society in fall and winter. We must prepare ourselves for greater problems. Many of the mourning ceremonies are not compliant with the instructions of the health ministry.
Reporting by PMOI / MEK IranOver 95,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 404 cities checkered across all of…
The health ministry banned refreshment stations [and congregation locations for mourners]. This is while many stations have been installed across the city… many of the mourning ceremonies are held with large crowds. In closed-door locations, if air conditioners are on, they will increase humidity, and humidity will amplify the spread of the virus. In such circumstances, even if people wear masks, they still risk contracting the virus. More importantly, tears carry the virus. People who cry during the ceremonies and touch every location threaten to infect others with the virus.”
The IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency described the conditions in Mazandaran as “alarming”, citing “764 hospitalized patients” and 202 in the ICU.
President Hassan Rouhani claimed that the economy had only shrunk by 3% during the pandemic.
He wrote: “Many analysts and experts believe that three percent is a small number. If we break down Covid-19’s effect on all businesses, we’ll see that most businesses across the country, especially small businesses, have been shut down or only half-open. Many people have dealt with staff adjustment. Purchase power has decreased. The recession has expanded.
Given all these issues, if we examine damages to each sector of the economy separately, Covid-19’s effect on Iran’s economy will be a much higher number.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The mullahs’ inhuman regime is responsible for the new wave of the outbreak and the growing number of victims in Iran. Ali Khamenei and Hassan Rohani, they do not think of anything but further plunder and preservation of their disgraceful rule.
The mullahs’ inhuman regime is responsible for the new wave of the outbreak and the growing number of victims in #Iran. They do not think of anything but further plunder and preservation of their disgraceful rule #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/1hk6fpDkk4
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 21, 2020
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