Hassan Rouhani could win the prize for the most shameless person in the most shameless ruling regime in the world! In one breath he says “since the COVID-19 epidemic began, our only concern was to take care of our healthcare workers fighting coronavirus in the front lines,” in the next he says, “healthcare workers’ unpaid wages is Central Bank issue and I ordered them to fix it ASAP.” First of all, almost all healthcare staff haven’t been paid for more than 4 MONTHS! Secondly, he just blamed somebody else who works under him for a problem he said it didn’t exist days ago!
The ever histrionic Health Minister once again admitted the Ministry hasn’t received more than 70% of the 1BILLION Euro Khamenei has “graciously allowed” to be withdrawn from the National Development Fund more than 6 months ago! He said, “I don’t know what other urgent situation they used the money for?” In response, an official from Planning & Budge Organization said the money wasn’t exchanged to Rial because it would have worsen the inflation! Harirchi, Deputy Health Minister, stated healthcare staff’s patience is running thin. Rightfully so, they are sacrificing their lives in undeveloped hospitals with flood of critical COVID-19 patients every day for more than 7 months without getting paid!
On the other hand, Rouhani, the President of Islamic Republic, claimed he would “consider” reimposing “some restrictions” because of the unbelievable soaring number of patients. Even the manipulated data by Ministry of Health show an absolute tragedy going on in Iran, but unfortunately, media are more focused on what Islamic Republic propaganda machine wants them to, including their daily empty talks about war! Even their own “representatives” in regime’s Islamic Consultative Assembly admit people are drowning in poverty and soon won’t have bread to eat.
As usual, “The Daily Sadat Lari Show” aired on time and she presented her fake data. She announced 3,521 new cases of COVID-19 and 175 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the “official” death toll to 25,015! She also named the usual 24 provinces in “red” and 5 as “alarming”. However, Harirchi has previously admitted the entire country is “red” and no other color has any meaning. 2 days ago, he said Tehran status is “beyond red”. But Ministry of Health keeps on its charade and present nonsense on national TV, blaming people for not following “protocols.”
At this point, all experts including some officials have admitted Muhrram gatherings, not banning traveling and reopening schools were big mistakes, but Rouhani keeps on bragging about his administration’s superb job in devising protocols and says it’s people’s fault the country is infested with novel coronavirus!
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) and graphs predict even a bigger catastrophe is on the way. Active cases, critical cases and infections continue to climb when recoveries have decreased.
Total: 436,319 (+3,521)
Dead: 25,015 (+175)
Critical: 3,957 (+9)
Admitted: 43,475 (+1,363)
Tests: 3,854,827 (4.6% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)