The Ministry of Health has issued a license to export 20 percent of the domestically produced coronavirus vaccines, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
To date, no cases of the new coronavirus strain, which is prevalent in South Africa, have been reported in the country, Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced on Tuesday.
The Iranian Health Ministry has adopted new regulations to prevent the new variant of coronavirus, called B.1.1.529, or Omicron, from entering the country.
A total of 1,572,380 students, equaling 24 percent of the target group aged 12 to 18 nationwide, have received both doses of coronavirus vaccine, Azam Goudarzi, a health ministry official, said on Saturday.
President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday stressed that all officials and bodies should take proper measures not to allow a possible new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to take a high toll on the citizens like the “fifth” one.
All passengers who come back to the country should provide evidence that they have received two doses of coronavirus vaccine, otherwise they have to undergo a PCR test, Health Ministry official Mohammad Mehdi Gooya has said.
The United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric has expressed readiness to continue support for Iran in the fight against the global pandemic.
Ambassador of Italy to Tehran yesterday said that major part of 1.6m doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines which have been donated by Italy will arrive in Tehran tomorrow (on Monday) and remaining part will arrive in the coming weeks.
The incidence and mortality of tuberculosis (TB) has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, head of the diseases management center of the Ministry of Health, said on Saturday.
The inhaled dose of COV Pars vaccine reduces the transmission of delta and alpha coronavirus variants by up to 90 percent, Ali Es’haqi, head of Razi Vaccine and Serum Institute, has said.