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Iranian Health Minister Blasts Britain for 2-Month Secrecy on Mutated Coronavirus

TEHRAN (Defapress) - Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki lashed out at the British medical officials for keeping mum on the faster-spreading strain of COVID -19 for at least two months since it first was identified in the UK, although he said the mutated virus has not yet been traced in Iran.
News ID: 82797    Publish Date : 2020/12/24

Leader hails nurses' role in combating COVID -19

TEHRAN (Defapress) - On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazrat Zaynab (PBUH) and Nurse's Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hailed nurses' role in the fight against the coronavirus
News ID: 82782    Publish Date : 2020/12/20

Over 55 million people infected by COVID -19 worldwide

TEHRAN (defapress) – Worldwide coronavirus, COVID -19, cases have reached 55,350,440 while the deaths from the respiratory disease have crossed 1.3 million.
News ID: 82559    Publish Date : 2020/11/17

Iran Unveils New COVID -19 Restrictions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled a plan for a new round of countrywide restrictions to break the transmission of the coronavirus pandemic by categorizing more than 100 cities as red zones.
News ID: 82526    Publish Date : 2020/11/14

Global COVID -19 cases pass 49m, deaths reach 1,24m

TEHRAN (defapress) – According to the latest figures on Friday, 49,084,637 people have so far been infected with the novel coronavirus globally, with the deaths reaching 1,240,524 and recoveries amounting to 35,019,477.
News ID: 82469    Publish Date : 2020/11/06

Top Official Strongly Contradicts Trump on COVID -19, Saying ‘Aggressive’ Action Vital

TEHRAN (defapress)- Contradicting President Donald Trump’s claim that the country is “rounding the corner” in its fight against the coronavirus and will soon have defeated it, Dr. Deborah Birx warned the government must take immediate action to avoid a “broad surge” of winter cases.
News ID: 82449    Publish Date : 2020/11/03

Leader receives members of COVID -19 combat headquarters

TEHRAN (defapress) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the members of the National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters on Saturday.
News ID: 82357    Publish Date : 2020/10/24

French First Lady Self-Isolates After Contact with COVID -Positive Person

TEHRAN (defapress)- The first lady had contact with a person who later tested positive for the coronavirus on October 15, and will now stay isolated for a week.
News ID: 82336    Publish Date : 2020/10/20

Spanish PM Urges End to COVID Feud as Far-Right Protests

TEHRAN (defapress)- Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez appealed for unity on Saturday after the far-right Vox party said it would take legal action against a partial lockdown imposed on Madrid to contain one of Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreaks.
News ID: 82260    Publish Date : 2020/10/11


Jordan Summit Still On after Iraq Minister Catches COVID -19

TEHRAN (defapress) – An Amman summit between Jordan, Iraq and Egypt will go ahead Tuesday, officials said, with extra precautions after Iraq’s telecommunications minister tested positive for COVID -19.
News ID: 81873    Publish Date : 2020/08/25


10 Iran provinces have passed COVID -19 peak

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that some 10 provinces have successfully passed the peak of the outbreak.
News ID: 81686    Publish Date : 2020/08/01

Iran’s Top General Urges Concerted Action against COVID -19

TEHRAN (defapress) – In a congratulatory message for his Muslim counterparts on the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri called for collective cooperation in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
News ID: 81678    Publish Date : 2020/07/31

Iran COVID-19 update:

2,349 new cases, 203 deaths in 24 hours

TEHRAN (defapress) – The novel coronavirus disease ( COVID -19) has infected 2,349 people and claimed 203 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, said Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Monday.
News ID: 81534    Publish Date : 2020/07/13

France’s Macron Accelerates Lifting of COVID -19 Lockdown

TEHRAN (defapress)- French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was accelerating plans to ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown to revive the euro zone’s second biggest economy more swiftly.
News ID: 81332    Publish Date : 2020/06/15

UN Adopts New Voting Procedure during COVID -19 Pandemic

TEHRAN (defapress) – The UN General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID -19 pandemic.
News ID: 81215    Publish Date : 2020/05/30

Global COVID -19 Death Toll Passes 200,000

TEHRAN (defapress) – The coronavirus global death toll exceeded the 200,000 threshold, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, with confirmed cases expected to top three million in the coming days.
News ID: 80933    Publish Date : 2020/04/26

In Ramadan Message, Iran’s President Urges Joint Action against COVID -19

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Muslim nations on the start of the holy month of Ramadan, expressing hope that the novel coronavirus would be eliminated through concerted effort and the exchange of experiences among Muslim countries and others.
News ID: 80916    Publish Date : 2020/04/25

Canada Reports 99 New COVID -19 Deaths as Confirmed National Cases Top 36,800

TEHRAN (defapress)- Canada reported an additional 1,778 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, as well as 99 deaths.
News ID: 80869    Publish Date : 2020/04/21


Iran Ready to Help Turkey in Fighting COVID -19

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi in a phone talk with Turkey's Minister of Finance and Treasury Berat Albayrak voiced Tehran's readiness to help Ankara in fighting coronavirus.
News ID: 80771    Publish Date : 2020/04/10

Brazil Reports 15,927 Cases, 800 Deaths from COVID -19

TEHRAN (defapress)- The Brazilian Ministry of Health said Wednesday that a total of 15,927 COVID -19 cases have been reported in the country with 800 deaths and the mortality stood at 5 percent.
News ID: 80764    Publish Date : 2020/04/09