Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, May 04, 2020—Over 39,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 312 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, May 4. The official death count declared by the regime is 6,277, less than a sixth of the actual figure.
The death toll in various provinces include: 6,470 in Tehran, 1,970 in Khuzestan, 1,520 in Alborz, 1,200 in West Azerbaijan, 970 in Hamedan, 960 in Kermanshah, 925 in Lorestan, 312 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 152 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
Over 39,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran
Personal protective gear and equipment necessary for physicians and nurses in Tehran’s Sina Hospital have reached the very minimum, reports indicate. The hospital is currently under the control of officials linked to the regime’s ideological/political apparatus and anyone who voices any kind of protest is immediately fired. If anyone is seen taking footage they will be interrogated, and their mobile phones confiscated.
At a time when the regime has made arrangements for mass prayers to be held once again this Friday in 157 cities and towns after two months, the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Committee made the following statement: “The increasing trend, or the early signs of a peak, are witnessed in 15 provinces: Qom, Lorestan, Gilan, Golestan, Razavi Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed, Khuzestan, Hormozgan, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Zanjan, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, Kermanshah,” according to the state-run ISNA news agency. This is quite interesting and debunks many lies heard recently from regime President Hassan Rouhani.
“Dividing the country into white, yellow and red areas to address the coronavirus crisis, considering the massive spread of this devious virus across the country, has no scientific basis and is nothing but playing with words… Mr. President is apparently naïve is designating colors for cities and various areas of the country based on the COVID-19 spread because there are no areas of the country considered white or coronavirus-free,” said Dr. Mahboubfar, a member of the Coronavirus Preventive Measures Committee on Monday, according to the Vatane Emrouz daily.
“Two cities at the entrance of [Gilan] province, Astara and Rudsar, are code red areas. As a result, we are calling on people to refrain from unnecessary traveling,” said Dr. Mohmmad Reza Naghipour, spokesperson of the Gilan Province Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the state-run Tabnak website, an outlet linked to former Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) chief Mohsen Rezaie.
Reza Nejati, the spokesperson of the Coronavirus Task Force in Khuzestan, said, “Given the high number of coronavirus cases in several cities of the province, especially Ahvaz, any city whose infection rate remains high in the next three days will be quarantined.” (Khuzestan Governorate Website, May 3, 2020)
A report from Sepidar prison in Ahvaz pertains that dozens of female prisoners have contracted coronavirus but are deprived of medical treatment, and most of them have not been quarantined.
#Iran prisoners are being threatened by the #coronavirus and the clerical regime that issues oppressive verdicts and refuses to release them. I once again call for an urgent visit by human rights rapporteurs to the Prison of Mashhad to save the prisonershttps://t.co/rRaeBSIYqq— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) May 4, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), condemned the inhuman treatment of prisoners and called on Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to intervene to save the lives of female prisoners who are being tortured by the Iranian regime’s criminal judiciary.
Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map