The number of daily Covid-19 infections and deaths has drastically risen in Iran. There were 32,320 Covid-19 deaths reported by the Health Ministry on October 24th, a daily figure higher than any other since the start of the pandemic.
The regime’s figures are understated deliberately not to anger people. The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), get their figured from reliable sources within the country and these figures are sadly far higher than any doctored figures released by the Health Ministry. The MEK’s figures show that 131,700 Iranians have now died of the disease.
#Iran: The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/#MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday, October 24, 2020, that the number of #Coronavirus fatalities in 460 cities had exceeded 131,700. #COVID19 https://t.co/4STo57wyoq pic.twitter.com/Ew7XBFk7ad
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) October 24, 2020
The worrying story from these figures is the strain it is putting on the health system. Hospitals are overstretched; medical staff is exhausted and ICUs are full to overflowing. The MEK’s figures, carefully collated, show that the death rate has now reached 131,700 in Iran.
Masoud Mardani, a spokesperson from the coronavirus task force says that this is not the first or second wave of the disease but the third wave. The MEK says that as the regime has effectively failed to counter the first wave of the disease, the rise in cases and deaths now occurring show that it is really a continuation of the first wave, which was never suppressed.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 131,700 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 460 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) October 24, 2020
Real statistics distorted to mislead the public
The real figures, according to the MEK, have been adjusted downwards because the regime is afraid of the public’s anger if it revealed the true horror of the situation and that the regime has not done enough to contain it. There are some who suggest that the regime is deliberately allowing the virus to spread so that those who would protest against the regime suffer and die.
Wrecking the lives of Iranian medical workers #IransAngels
This gathering took place in Babol, North of Iran as frontline #COVID19 fighters took on the risk to do extra time but got nothing back from the government @WHO
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) September 28, 2020
The regime also tries to pretend that sanctions imposed on the regime have led to a shortage of medical supplies. The MEK has called the regime’s bluff on this and said that the regime in fact has access to billions of dollars at its disposal, but prefers to spend the money that really belongs to the people on its nuclear toys and arming terrorist groups outside of Iran in neighboring countries.
In Search of Justice’ (ISJ):#Nurses, #doctors, and other medical workers need significant assistance from the #international #community.https://t.co/c6CId07lM3#MEK #Iran @USAdarFarsi #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/QIgUemUaDK
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) April 12, 2020
The money instead could have been used on basic equipment such as PPE gowns, face masks, shields, and test kits. The regime has now resorted to fining people in the street for not wearing masks they have to purchase themselves, whereas these could have been given out for free.
Crowds of frustrated healthcare workers in Iran have been shaping since late July. Caring medical staff in #Isfahan and #Shiraz demand their wages, saying hospitals are not paying them according to new government approvals that should be $125https://t.co/Mo35Hup9qE pic.twitter.com/1UGviAlZUS
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) August 2, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) alluded to the situation when she was reported saying that “today, regime change in Iran is indispensable, not only for freedom and democracy… but also for the health of each and every individual in Iran and for the protection of their houses, cities, and villages against natural disasters.”
We commemorate the physicians and nurses who lost their lives to provide care to the #Coronavirus patients.They risk their own lives while their basic rights have been trampled for years under the mullahs’ rule.All of us feel indebted to these selfless women & men #IND2020 #Iran pic.twitter.com/OvNDhY9fDM
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) May 12, 2020