MEK IRAN: CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL EXCEEDS 196,500
More than 196,500 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19, which has spread to 478 cities in Iran, reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities had exceeded 196,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 48,191, Isfahan 12,185, Qom 7,675, East Azerbaijan 7,527, Mazandaran 7,512, Gilan 6,976, Fars 6,013, Alborz 5,140, Golestan 4,847, Hamedan 4,670, Kerman 4,328, Central Province 4,073, Yazd 3,472, Zanjan 2,065, Hormozgan 2,060, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,545, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,419.
(#NCRI) and (#PMOI/#MEK #Iran): Mullah Regime Enters 2021 Showing How Vulnerable It Is- The regime provides no details on when and where the vaccine is purchased. https://t.co/qOvSJ6Jmju #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/dPqXzWppwq
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 3, 2021
STATEMENTS BY REGIME OFFICIALS
Mullahs regime’s Health Minister, Saeed Namaki, said: We are following up the procurement of vaccines from a manufacturer in another country. We will start its third clinical phase in February. I hope we will be able to use our domestically made vaccine by the end of the coming spring. (IRNA news agency, January 3, 2021)
Head of the NCCT in Tehran, Alireza Zali, said: Tehran is still in orange, and the situation in Shemiranat, Varamin, and Rey are similar to Tehran. (State TV, January 2, 2021)
The Iranian Immunology and Allergy Association said: “emphasizes the need to immediately purchase the required amount of vaccine from the types approved by international authorities, with full transparency about the type and the country of production of the vaccines. Any delays will cause more lives to be lost.
Football matches in #Iran near to being postponed due to air pollution. Air pollution causing 30,000 deaths/yr in Iran. Reason? Mazut burnt in powerhouses as the country is unable to export it. #coronavirus deaths increased 6-folds because of pollution. #نفس_نداریم (we're choked) pic.twitter.com/ytgtKQEpdc
— Aladdin Touran (@AladdinTouran) January 2, 2021
Diesel and fuel pollution will increase COVID-19
The National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), spokesman Alireza Raisi, said: In Ardabil, Golestan, Gilan, and Mazandaran provinces, the COVID-19 the trend has not decreased. In Mazandaran, most villages are affected by COVID-19. (Asr-e Iran daily, January 3, 2021)
Head of Environmental Organization, said: diesel and fuel pollution will increase COVID-19 mortality six-fold. (Khabar-Fori news site, January 2, 2021)
Health Commission, members said: This year, due to Coronavirus, air pollution should be given more serious attention. The government should decide to close Tehran when the weather conditions in Tehran reaches dangerous levels. (ISNA news agency, January 3, 2021)
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) January 3, 2021
Mazut have caused severe air pollution in Iran
Power plants burning heavy oil known as mazut have caused severe air pollution in Iran. Iran is burning harmful heavy oil product Mazut for power generation as it is experiencing natural gas shortages. Officials regularly claim gas production is rising but now admit shortages.
While Tehran’s air pollution level was declared in the red category, “unhealthy for all groups”, 10 cities in the Isfahan province were shut down for the second day in a row. Officials have confirmed the use of mazut in power plants as the main cause.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI): Because of pollution, the people of Tehran and major Iranian cities cry out “we cannot breathe!” The mullahs waste the country’s wealth in anti-patriotic nuclear and missile projects and on the export of terrorism. By using Mazut, they bring death to the people of Iran.
The mullahs’ president, Hassan Rouhani, says domestic and foreign vaccines are on the way, but the head of the Central Bank says only 200 million Euros have been allocated for 8.4 million people, i.e. one-tenth of the population.
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