Iran’s supreme leader urges authorities to prioritize fighting coronavirus

Iran’s supreme leader Saturday urged authorities to prioritize public health above any economic or security concerns, amid the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Iran’s death toll from the global … Read More

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 30,000 in Iran, officials say

Iran announced Saturday that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000 killed, in what has been the Mideast region’s worst outbreak. The announcement by Health … Read More

Iran records highest day death toll from coronavirus; currency plunges to lowest ever

Iran announced on Sunday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported two senior officials had been infected and the … Read More

Iran’s President Rouhani urges caution during religious festivities amid coronavirus

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged people on Saturday to observe health protocols and practice social distancing during upcoming Muslim festivities, as a health official said there had been a surge … Read More

Iran could have 25 million cases of coronavirus: Rouhani

Iran’s president on Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak’s beginning, as he urged the public to take the … Read More

Coronavirus lockdowns in Iran could spark protests, president warns

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported. In a regular … Read More

Iran issues mandatory mask order after coronavirus death toll surges

Iran on Sunday instituted mandatory mask-wearing as fears mount over newly spiking reported deaths from the coronavirus, even as its public increasingly shrugs off the danger of the COVID-19 illness … Read More

Iran on edge after recording new record spike in daily coronavirus cases

Months into Iran’s fight against the coronavirus, doctors and nurses at Tehran’s Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital still don a mask, a disposable hazmat suit and a double layer of latex gloves … Read More

Iran health workers say doctors, nurses among casualties of coronavirus ‘disaster’

They are regarded as heroes, their fallen colleagues as martyrs. But for doctors and nurses still dealing with Iran’s growing number of coronavirus infections, such praise rings hollow. While crippling … Read More

Iran to reopen all mosques temporarily as coronavirus restrictions ease

All mosques in Iran will reopen temporarily on Tuesday, a further step in the government’s plans to ease restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the … Read More

Iran locks down southwestern county after seeing sharp rise in coronavirus cases

A county in southwestern Iran has been placed under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, also quoting the provincial governor as saying there … Read More

Iran’s economy a factor in coronavirus response, President Rouhani says

Iran‘s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as … Read More

Iran reports 127 more COVID-19 deaths as Syrians rush to stock up on supplies

Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the country, where … Read More

Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 129, bringing total to 1,685

Iran says the new coronavirus has killed another 129 people, raising the death toll to 1,685 amid 21,638 confirmed cases. That’s according to Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave … Read More

Iran’s leader rejects coronavirus assistance from U.S., cites conspiracy theory

Iran’s supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory claiming the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments come as … Read More

Iran’s coronavirus death toll mounts as Jordan goes on lockdown

Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan‘s capital on Saturday to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lockdown in the Middle East aimed at containing the coronavirus, … Read More

Iran sees largest jump in coronavirus fatalities as 147 more die

Iran reported its single biggest jump in deaths from the new coronavirus on Wednesday, saying that another 147 had died in a nearly 15 per cent spike that raises the … Read More

‘Millions’ could die from coronavirus pandemic, Iranian state TV warns

Iran issued its most dire warning yet Tuesday about the outbreak of the new coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps … Read More