The trial of five activists who had filed a lawsuit against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for "Covid mismanagement" was held behind closed doors Saturday.
A group of lawyers and civil rights activists who had filed a lawsuit against Iran’s Supreme Leader for "Covid mismanagement" were given harsh sentences, their attorney said on Monday.
Iranian nurses are outraged over recent remarks by President Ebrahim Raisi who said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, Basijis and Islamic scholars taught doctors and nurses how to serve the people.
The spokesman for Iran’s Covid-19 taskforce says the country is ready to send medical personnel and vaccines to China if needed.
While Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air says Iraq does not allow entry to visitors who have received Iranian-made Covid-19 vaccines, the Interior Ministry says it is not aware of such a restriction.
The number of deaths in Iran since Covid-19 began has been 300,000 higher than previous years, suggesting pandemic deaths may be more than officially reported.
Iran is enduring its sixth wave of infections by the Covid-19 as the daily death roll reached 227 on Wednesday, with 70 in Tehran.
Iran is returning about 820,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines donated to the country by Poland presumably because they were made in the United States.
Despite the highly contagious Covid-19 Omicron variant spreading fast across Iran, President Ebrahim Raisi has rejected proposals for a nationwide shutdown.
The Iranian parliament has suspended its public sessions because at least 47 lawmakers have come down with Covid-19 while about a dozen have been hospitalized.
As another Covid-19 wave hit Iran in January, reports say that over 30 members of parliament have contracted the coronavirus and up to ten are hospitalized.