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Coronavirus kills more than 650 in Iran, according to opposition PMOI/MEK

The coronavirus in Iran could have already become a pandemic due to the Iranian regime’s failure to take any measures
The coronavirus in Iran could have already become a pandemic due to the Iranian regime’s failure to take any measures

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, March 1, 2020—At least 650 people have died due to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, according to the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). These numbers are a round-up until 8 pm Sunday local time. The mullahs’ regime continues to refrain from announcing the true death toll and people are using social media to inform each other by sharing details and various videos.

New reports indicate the following numbers:

 

 

The cities of Iranshahr, Saqqez, Urmia, Ilam, Ahvaz, Andimeshk, Tabriz, Saveh, Arak, Yasuj, Hamedan, Neyshabur, Karaj, Semnan, Yazd, Qazvin, Bandar Abbas, Kashmar and others are all reporting at least one COVID-19 death.

Despite the expanding coronavirus crisis in Iran, the mullahs’ regime is continuing its secrecy and claiming only 43 coronavirus deaths and 593 positive cases.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called on the World Health Organization to dispatch supervisory and medical teams to Iran.

“The death toll due to the coronavirus (COVIDー19) is rising all across our country occupied by the mullahs. Once again, I urge WHO to immediately dispatch their supervisory and medical teams to Iran. I urge our selfless physicians, nurses and hospital staff in Iran to not spare any effort and do whatever in their power to help our helpless people.

“The clerical regime must return the medical and health care resources and equipment it has monopolized for its own suppressive forces, to the physicians, hospitals and the people of #Iran who are their true owners. The deceptive measures adopted by the mullahs and the IRGC have only one aim: Containment and suppression to confront the public’s fury and protests. But this is a futile effort vis-à-vis the people of Iran and our rebellious youth,” Madam Rajavi said.

 

 

Instead of providing adequate information to the public on how to take safety measures, Keyhan daily, known as the mouthpiece of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, complains of the revelations made by the MEK about the mullahs’ cloaking policy of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “The MEK take control of social media and publish whatever they wish and can to place their impact on public opinion,” one piece reads in part.

“We are still suffering from lack of safety measures and efforts to keep a lid on the truth. Ministers and their deputies are still uninformed about the issue, and their measures and remarks are political in nature,” according to the regime’s Iran daily, known as the government’s main newspaper.

Reports from the Tabriz Medical Science University indicates three of the 15 coronavirus positive patients have died in East Azerbaijan Province of northwest Iran.

Four individuals have died in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, while 19 have tested COVID-19 positive, according to the Ahvaz Medical Science University.

“Considering the fact that many cases cannot be identified, the number of coronavirus deaths and individuals infected are far higher than what is being announced and people should be taking this issue very seriously,” said Ahmad Hemmati, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament).

 

 

Starting Sunday, March 1, Iranian regime officials in the city of Qom, the epicenter of Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak, will be preventing people who may be suffering from the illness from leaving the city. If an individual has coronavirus symptoms, they will be banned from leaving the city and quarantined.

All the while reports indicate flights to and from China continue as regime officials claim the flights are transferring cargo. Knowing Tehran’s track record of lies one must always be very suspicious of such remarks.

A report from Tehran indicates authorities are not allowing pharmacy store-owners from putting up signs saying they don’t have masks or hand sterilizing gels.

Pharmacies in Iran put up a sign indicating they do not have mask, alcohol and sanitizing gel

Pharmacies in Iran lack necessary items after the coronavirus outbreak and put up signs indicating they do not have masks, rubbing alcohol and sanitizing gel

 

In a report from Kashan, south-central Iran, coronavirus cases have witnessed in the city’s main prison. Signs of COVID-19 have been seen in ward 3 of Kashan Prison, according to a credible source. The inmates have not been quarantined and are literally among other prisoners. Reports indicate that on February 25 one very ill coronavirus patient was transferred out of the prison and there is no information about his whereabouts since.

Reports from COVID-19 spreading to other prisons are also very alarming.

 

 

U.S. President Donald Trump has banned any visitor from Iran. Even foreigners who have visited Iran in the past 14 days are not allowed inside the United States. Iran, China, South Korea and Italy have been announced as dangerous coronavirus hotspots by the U.S. President.

Health officials in Germany, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are demanding Iranian passengers entering their country must have health documents confirming their well-being.

Australia has also imposed travel restrictions against Iran. Two individuals testing positive in Stockholm were in contact with a woman who left Iran a few days ago. All three individuals have been quarantined in a university clinic.