Iran has extended condolences to the Iraqi government and nation after scores of people were killed and injured when a huge fire broke out inside a coronavirus intensive care unit of a hospital in the capital Baghdad.
A comprehensive system will be launched in the country for coronavirus vaccination of the whole population, Alireza Raeisi, spokesman for the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, announced on Saturday.
The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 18,230 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 374 patients have passed away in the same period of time.
The International Red Cross says Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip have been coping with an alarming increase in reported COVID-19 cases amid a critical shortage of essential medicines and medical equipment.
The number of coronavirus cases across the globe has reached 142,059,494 with 3,034,222 deaths, while the United States still leads in this regard despite its pushing for nation-wide vaccinations.
The Cuba-Iran Soberana-02 COVID-19 vaccine received a code of ethics to start the third phase of the clinical trial in Iran, according to the Ministry of Health.
In his meeting with the Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selaković, Iranian President Rouhani pointed to bilateral issues and international developments.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says approximately 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines will be administered in the country by Friday, in a bid to vaccinate high-risk groups.
Iranian Deputy Health Minister Alireza Rayeesi said that the second phase of public vaccination against COVID-19 in Iran will start early in May.
An influential COVID-19 model predicted the total number of US deaths from the virus by August, a number that researchers say will be impacted by how many Americans continue to wear masks as vaccinations continue.