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Iran coronavirus update: Over 15,500 dead as crisis escalates

Iran coronavirus outbreak—April 2020
Iran coronavirus outbreak—April 2020

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 1, 2020—More than 15,500 people have died of coronavirus in 237 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Wednesday afternoon local time, April 1.

The death toll in various provinces include: 1,650 in Qom, 1,560 in Isfahan, 1,460 in Gilan, 1,205 in Khorasan Razavi, 750 in Golestan, 660 in Khuzestan, 620 in Alborz, 420 in Lorestan, 415 in Kermanshah, 315 in Hamedan 260 in Fars, 260 in Qazvin, 260 in Kurdistan, 250 in Markazi,180 in Kerman, 200 in East Azerbaijan, and 50 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiary.

Over 15,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 15,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Despite the catastrophic coronavirus disaster engulfing all of Iran, regime President Hassan Rouhani added to his lies and claimed there are thousands of empty CCU beds throughout Iran and went on to describe the mullahs’ social distancing plans as being far more effective than quarantine measures imposed in the U.S., Europe, and China. “New cases of coronavirus have seen a downward trend in all provinces,” he said, further claiming that the regime has good management in the face of this crisis.

Despite Rouhani’s ridiculous remarks, the regime’s Health Minister emphasized, “Four provinces showed an increasing trend in new coronavirus cases… We should not get carried away. We are in the phase of controlling and containing this illness. We are not in the phase of managing the virus. Whenever we reach the control and contain phase, we will make the announcement,” he said.

Alireza Zali, head of Tehran’s COVID-19 Control Task Force warned of “coronavirus taking Tehran by a storm” and added, “There is not a district in Tehran immune of this illness.” Zali went on to shamelessly blame the Iranian people for the status quo and called for “brute force” against the general public.

Assadollah Abbasi, spokesperson of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) presidium acknowledged the growing scope of this crisis. “100 MPs have been tested for COVID-19, of which 23 have been positive and around 40 are suspicious of being infected,” he said.

Doctor Adham Ismail, the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq expressed his dissatisfaction with how the Iranian regime handled the coronavirus outbreak and said that Iran has spread the dangerous virus to at least 17 countries. Had it not been for Iran’s mishandling of the situation, there wouldn’t be any cases in Iraq, Ismail said.