Experts Warn Iran Will Soon Reach 1,000 Daily Deaths

1,000 daily deaths
The COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 156,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition (PMOI / MEK Iran)

1,000 daily deaths

Countries across the world are still battling against the Coronavirus outbreak that has killed so many people. Western countries are reintroducing lockdowns as they experience new peaks in the epidemic.

Iran is one of the worst-affected countries. The opposition to the Iranian regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), has reported that (as of Monday afternoon) more than 156,700 people have died after contracting the virus in Iran. The regime’s figures stand at only 41,979 – a quarter of the figure reported by the (PMOI / MEK Iran) that has been monitoring the situation closely.

More than 38,241 people have died in Tehran alone with other provinces also seeing many thousands of deaths.

Many experts and officials are warning that the situation is getting very serious and that medical workers and hospitals are already struggling to cope. The chief of Tehran City Council said yesterday that Ministry of Health officials are warning that there could soon be a thousand daily deaths.

Speaking about reports of a lockdown in certain places, the council chief also said that the spokesperson for the National Coronavirus Task Force should be more transparent in this regard. He said that it is uncertain who in the task force is against a shutdown, reiterating that it is President Hassan Rouhani that has the final say on all matters.

He said that there are many people who declare themselves as not being opposed to a lockdown, including Rouhani himself apparently, and a number of other officials and experts, yet a lockdown has still not been put in place.

A member of Tehran City Council also spoke about a lockdown saying that officials are in apparent agreement, yet nothing has happened. They questioned what the government’s limits are and how many people must die in Tehran before the city is shut down temporarily to slow the spread of the virus.

A Member of Parliament from Ferdows in the province of South Khorasan province said yesterday that the situation across the country is getting worse with every day that goes by. Majid Nasirayi said that his district is seeing cases that are several times more than the national average and that the province as a whole is facing a very critical situation. The MP also pointed out that the death rate in Iran is particularly high, highlighting that there is an average of 240 deaths per 10,000 cases across the world, yet in Iran, it is 500 – more than double the global average. He said: “The reason for this must be examined.”

An epidemiology professor was quoted in a state-run publication saying that the number of cases and deaths in Iran is rapidly rising and that action must be taken now. They said that if no drastic action is taken now, the coming months will see a healthcare system that is completely overwhelmed.

The people of Iran have been left extremely vulnerable by the Iranian government that has no idea or willingness to deal with the health crisis. Its neglect and mismanagement are criminal.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The mullahs’ inhuman regime is responsible for the new wave of the outbreak and the growing number of victims in Iran. They do not think of anything but further plunder and preservation of their disgraceful rule.

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