Head of Virology Research Center at Beheshti University in Tehran warned about premature reopening of schools, universities and businesses while sixth wave is shaping up and the “infection rate is still high.” Dr. Naji rebuked the government’s persistence on lifting restrictions prematurely, “It is extremely dangerous.” He admitted the case finding process is very weak in Iran. He also criticized the Ministry of Health for not sharing information with experts, saying, “with the current system and coloring map, we’re always behind the COVID-19.”
Islamic Republic is to reopen schools and universities from mid-November and open land borders from next week for foreign passengers, which experts warn against all of them, especially with Delta Plus spreading in the neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia,…But the corrupt regime has once again postponed the stopping of “traffic ban at night!” A policy which has created a source of income for the collapsing regime. According to officials from traffic police, health experts and even Tehran Governor, the traffic ban which began a year ago, has no effect on the spread of the novel coronavirus. But as the stats show, hefty fines during the ban has amounted to more than 1,147,134,200,000 Toman, roughly more than 41,484,000 US Dollars! That is based on manipulated and outdated data of the Islamic Republic.
In the meantime, Mazandaran is experiencing the sixth wave, Fars continues to struggle with increasing number of COVID-19 cases and daily death toll, while “red” areas expand. Semnan is facing the same problem. Ardabil is on the same boat with more than 44 critical cases. Alborz reported 70 hospitalizations and 7 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. However, Islamic Republic would be “reopening” music concerts venues soon.
While regime officials rely on the “high vaccination rate” among the population, according to their own data, since February 9, only 36,655,543 (43.63% of Iran population) have received 2 doses of these vaccines. Majority of whom have been inoculated with the Chinese Sinopharm, which WHO recognizes 3 doses of it as “fully vaccinated!” Its inefficacy against Delta variant has been proven in a study. It is worth noting, Khamenei banned US and UK made vaccines in January.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson claimed 147 have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 10,363 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Professor of Epidemiology at Tehran University believes these numbers must be multiplied by 7 and Civil Registration Organization data show more than 302,000 have died of the disease since February 2020. Graphs illustrate the ongoing crisis in Iran and forming of the new wave.
Total: 5,944,599 (+10,363)
Dead: 126,616 (+147)
Critical: 3,789 (-29)
Active Cases: 283,316 (-2,466)
Total Tests: 35,834,817
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