Reuters, Dubai, July 3, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday that Iran may face a fifth wave as the highly contagious coronavirus delta variant spreads in the Middle East, the worst-hit country. COVID19 infection.
Rouhani said in a statement broadcast on national television: “There are concerns that if adequate care is not taken in complying with health regulations, the entire country may enter the fifth wave. Today, the report shows that only 69% of people are complying. Preventive measures.”.
“The Delta variant entered the country from the south and southeast, and we should be careful to prevent its spread in the country. All health regulations… It must be fully observed or we will find problems, “Rouhani said. Iran has a population of 83 million and has recorded 84,627 deaths from the coronavirus. This is the country with the highest number of deaths in the Middle East. 4,444 health authorities have declared that the Capital Tehran and 91 other cities and towns are high-risk “red” areas. A week ago there were 30.
They ordered restrictions on internal travel, closed non-essential businesses and restricted work attendance to 30% of employees in
The The government blamed the United States that the sanctions have caused a slowdown in vaccination operations, which has hampered efforts to buy foreign vaccines and delays in delivery. Rouhani said Iran has received a small part of the 16.8 million vaccines it has ordered from the COVAX Global Vaccine Exchange Program. A spokesperson for the
Coronavirus Task Force told National Television that 7 million doses of vaccine have been distributed, 2 million people have been vaccinated with two vaccines, and 4 million people have only received one dose.
Iran has licensed two locally produced vaccines for public use, one of which is used in conjunction with Cuba, and is developing another five indigenous vaccines. Tehran is also cooperating with Russia to produce the satellite V.. After President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 international agreement on Iran, food, medicine, and other humanitarian supplies are exempt from the U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran in 2018. Nuclear program.
However, US measures against oil and financial activities have prevented some foreign banks from processing financial transactions with Iran. Tehran says this often disrupts efforts to import essential medicines and other humanitarian goods.