Iran to Announce Advances in Making COVID-19 Vaccine
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – The Iranian minister of health said he has good news about a vaccine being developed in the country for the coronavirus disease, saying the world would hear the news of such a breakthrough in the coming weeks.
Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Saeed Namaki said he has good news about the coronavirus vaccine being made in Iran.
The Health Ministry is going to inform the World Health Organization about Iran’s advances in the process of developing the coronavirus vaccine, he added.
The news of the breakthrough that Iran has made in making the vaccine will be announced to the world as a major national achievement, the minister said.
Officials say a number of vaccines for the novel coronavirus being developed in Iran have successfully passed the human tests and are ready for clinical trial.
Namaki also stated that the U.S. has imposed cruel and aggressive sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Responding to question on the impact of U.S. sanctions amid the COVID-19 outbreak, he expressed that the U.S. is telling a blatant lie for not sanctioning Iran’s medicine, and the US is a compulsive liar.
“The U.S. has never waivered sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Trump administration and his team are the most wild and aggressive administration in the U.S. ever,” he said.
“Despite sanctions, Iran faces no shortage of medicine,” he underlined.
“Iran can produce ‘Remdesivir’ and ‘Favipiravir’ and these medicines are even in the exporting line,” the minister highlighted.
Regarding the new health protocols by the onset of the third wave of the coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s health minister noted that any ignorance to implement the hygienic protocols would end up in disaster, and those who do not implement the protocols would be fined and persecuted officially.
Referring to the infection rate increase, Namaki said: “There are no hospital-bed shortages, but it does not mean that we are allowed to ignore the protocols.”
Referring to vaccine production, Iran’s Health Minister said that Iranians and the whole world would hear good news in the coming week.