Estimates show that tobacco costs the country 1.4 quadrillion rials (nearly $33.3 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) annually, Alireza Raeisi, the deputy health minister, has announced.
The Iranian president has approved a proposal to impose three-day travel restrictions in five cities hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, the health minister said.
Iran’s health minister said a homegrown vaccine for the coronavirus infection will undergo human tests within the next couple of weeks.
Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to take the necessary measure for the termination of the US sanctions.
Iranian Health Ministry announced on Monday that the number of coronavirus cases has hit 83,505 in Iran, while 59,273 have recovered from the disease.
Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran has risen to 4,357 with 70,029 confirmed cases.
In Iran, nearly 35,500 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far.
The number of people who died of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran has risen to 3,993 with 64,586 confirmed cases since the outbreak.
The Iranian health minister said on Monday 14 million people have been under the screen for the new coronavirus symptoms.
Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said the World Health Organization has described the Islamic Republic’s reporting system on the outbreak of the new coronavirus as “reliable and perfect”.