President cautions against fourth wave
President cautions against fourth wave
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday cautioned against the looming danger of the fourth wave of COVID-19.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Speaking in a session of national headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the president said, “Save for a few provinces that need to take precautionary measures, all other provinces are in good situation and we have to take care to keep status quo.”

He said that if we fail to observe the restrictions, the statistics about those who may contract the diseases will rise up.

The president expressed concern about the upcoming Nowruz holidays cautioning Iranians about possible family gatherings.

He asked the state TV to advise people to use face masks and avoid shaking hands and kissing if they go to the houses of relatives during the Nowruz holidays.

President warned about gatherings and negligence of the health protocols. He said Iran’s activities could function as a “roadmap for posterity, a source for the university courses, and a model to fight contagious diseases” that may break out in the future.

The president further called on people to keep observing the health protocols during the new Iranian year’s holidays, reminding them that the conditions have not reached a stable and reliable state yet.

The coronavirus statistics show that the overall situation in Iran, except in one or two provinces, is satisfactory, the president added, warning though that the fourth wave of a pandemic may erupt in case of laxity in carrying out the health regulations.

Iran on Friday registered the lowest number of daily deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic since late May 2020.

More than 1,477,580 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

Three homegrown vaccines have undergone clinical trials in Iran, and several consignments of vaccine have been imported from Russia, China, and India.

  • source : IRNA