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Trump Contradicts Top Health Official on Vaccine, Masks: 'He Was Confused'

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who said a vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and that masks might be even more effective.
News ID: 82041    Publish Date : 2020/09/17

Iran Health Minister Urges WHO to Help End US Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to take the necessary measure for the termination of the US sanctions against people of Iran amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
News ID: 81971    Publish Date : 2020/09/08

Health Minister:

Iran Turned into Exporter of Medical Equipment in 2 Months

Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that his country managed to produce and even export medical equipment two months after the coronavirus outbreak despite the US harsh sanctions.
News ID: 81695    Publish Date : 2020/08/02

Health Minister:

Iran’s COVID-19 Vaccine Passes Initial Tests

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s health minister said a homegrown vaccine for the novel coronavirus has successfully passed the initial tests.
News ID: 81610    Publish Date : 2020/07/23

Health Minister:

Iran Still in First Wave of Coronavirus

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said the country is still grappling with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the peak of the complicated disease has not passed yet.
News ID: 81370    Publish Date : 2020/06/21

Health Minister:

Coronavirus Death Toll Reduced by 25% despite US Sanctions

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that although Iran is facing sanctions and economic problems, the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic has reduced by 25 percent, while over 90 percent of patients have recovered.
News ID: 81132    Publish Date : 2020/05/17

'Injured Navy forces in stable health condition'

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Head of Iranshahr University of Medical Science says the navy vessel's personnel who were injured in a mishap on Sunday are now in stable health condition.
News ID: 81070    Publish Date : 2020/05/11

Rouhani urges Health Min. to research on re-opening religious sites during Ramadan

TEHRAN (defapress) – Referring to the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the President called on the Health Minister to strengthen the necessary studies on how and when to reopen religious sites, mosques and holy shrines, and submit a comprehensive and accurate report to the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus.
News ID: 80912    Publish Date : 2020/04/24

Can Yemen Fight Coronavirus With a Destroyed Health Care System?

TEHRAN (defapress)- Make no mistake, the deadly coronavirus is spreading in Yemen and we should expect the number of new cases rise in the coming days and weeks.
News ID: 80839    Publish Date : 2020/04/19

Iran President:

New Health Protocols Must Be Observed by All

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the country’s new smart distancing initiative aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic will come into effect from April 11 and must be followed by all.
News ID: 80765    Publish Date : 2020/04/10

Health Minister:

Number of Recoveries from COVID-19 in Iran Far More than Infections

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said the number of patients recovering from the novel coronavirus in the country is remarkably higher than the number of deaths.
News ID: 80417    Publish Date : 2020/03/05

Leader Thanks Iran’s Health Officials, Medical Staff for Battle with COVID-19

TEHRAN (defapress) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised Iranian health authorities and personnel for their efforts to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country.
News ID: 80344    Publish Date : 2020/02/27

Health Minister:

US Sanctions Affecting Iranian Patients' Access to Drugs, Medical Equipment

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki blasted the US for imposing hardship on Iranian patients in dire need of easy access to drugs and medical equipment through its sanctions.
News ID: 77232    Publish Date : 2019/05/05