Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities have surpassed 10,900 yet the Iranian regime still refuses to properly address the crisis that has engulfed the country.
The National Council of Resistance has announced that at least 10,900 people have died of coronavirus in 212 cities across Iran.
Over 600 people have died of COVID-19 in the city of Isfahan and more than 500 in Kashan, adding to more than 1,262 victims in Isfahan Province. The death toll in various provinces includes: 872 in Khorasan Razavi; 536 in Golestan; 369 in Khuzestan; 160 in Ardabil; 83 in Zanjan; 41 in Kohgiluyeh & Buyer Ahmed and 40 in Semnan. This is in addition to the atrocious death toll in other provinces.
Physicians in Gilan Province, northern Iran, are reporting that many of the individuals released from hospitals have died in their homes in a matter of just one week. However, they have not been accounted for in the official coronavirus death toll.
There is clear and undeniable evidence that the regime knew of the virus weeks before it officially announced it on February 19. The regime refrained from giving information to the people for fear of a low voter turnout in the February 21 parliamentary elections as well as low participation in pro-regime rallies held on February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution.
Bahram Parsaie, a member of Iran’s Majlis told Jahan’e San’at News that Iran’s Ministry of Health reported the first cases of COVID-19 to officials in early February adding that officials did not take it seriously.
Other reports indicate that the regime knew about the first cases of the virus in Qom in late January but intentionally refused to make it public.
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