1,837 new confirmed cases and 125 deaths in the past 24 hours are “official” numbers by Ministry of Health Spokesman. Jahanpur said, “251,703 tests have been performed to day at 95 authorized labs across the country.” The graphs show a constant growth of infected and dead patients contrary to what the government, specifically the president, wants people to believe.
However, Iran International reports 8,833 deaths and in another report more than 18,000 deaths has been recorded.
Zali, head of the Corona Combating Task Force in Tehran, says “the situation in Tehran is critical and traffic in the city has been very concerning.” All provinces but Tehran have gone back to normal activities according to President’s order in which he’s chosen economy over people’s lives. Tehran was supposed to reopen a week late, on April 18. But according to Zali, that plan didn’t work and the result wouldn’t be pretty when it hit us.
Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, attended the video press conference today. He didn’t say anything new worth mentioning other than insisting on the fat that reopening the country prematurely could be a disastrous mistake but there is no other choice. Hemmati, the head of Central Bank of Islamic Republic backed off from his comments saying they would be helping the vulnerable families! He said, we don’t have the money to support the idea. However, a few days ago Khamenei “allowed” 1billion EURO withdrawal from National Development Funds to help combating the virus crisis! However, the government hasn’t mentioned where it’s being used as of yet. The regime has billions of dollars available in that Fund and Khamenei reportedly has billions of dollars in his personal hedge funds but the officials don’t care about the citizens to use the money for them, the money plundered from those same citizens!
We should be waiting for another humanitarian catastrophe in Iran while international organizations watch it happening! Islamic Republic is literally killing its hostages because the world didn’t fall for its theatrics.