Iran: COVID-19 death toll in 541 cities exceeds 282,900
The number of victims across the country
The number of victims in Tehran has reached 65,471, Isfahan 18,615, Khorasan Razavi 17,445, Khuzestan 17,414, Mazandaran 11,640, Lorestan 11,613, East Azerbaijan 11,563, West Azerbaijan 10,518, Gilan 9,731, Fars 8,992, Alborz 7,588, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,501, Hamedan 6,368, Central Province 5,903, Semnan 4,960, Yazd 4,867,Qazvin 3,289, Bushehr 2,944, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,320.
Rohani minimize the danger
Hassan Rouhani made the bogus claim that in another two and a half months, 13 million people from the high-risk group, i.e., only 15% of the population, will be vaccinated. According to experts, even if this claim is true, which is highly unlikely, the country will face more COVID-19 outbreaks in the coming months and year-round.
Ahmadinejad said: the government does not manage the COVID-19 crisis. They manipulate the statistics. They themselves have said that the actual figures are double the officially announced figures. The officials have been vaccinated and are living comfortably. (State-run media, Khabar Online, May 9, 2021)
Mullah regime officials
Mullah regime’s deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said: The COVID-19 situation is the same as in November, and the rate of infections is higher than in February and summer. There is still pressure on hospitals. (IRNA news agency, May 8, 2021)
The National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) spokesperson Alireza Reisi said: In southern provinces such as Bushehr and Hormozgan and in West Azerbaijan, we have confirmed the Indian COVID-19 variant. (Fars news agency, May 9, 2021)
The president of the Tehran Passenger Union said: Out of 10,000 union drivers, 60% are unemployed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2,000 have contracted the disease, and more than 200 have died. (State-run daily, Hamshahri, May 9, 2021)
Tehran City Council’s Health Commission Chairman said: Southern regions and districts 10,11 and 12 of Tehran (poor areas) have not received any vaccine. (Fars, May 9, 2021)
Maryam Rajavi message
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI): The astounding and horrific COVID19 fatalities are the result of the criminal and plundering policies of the regime in Iran; Khamenei and Rouhani bear direct responsibility. By banning the import of the vaccine, they are creating a bigger disaster.
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