Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus

  • Harirchi had been working hard, trying to give hope to the people and ensuring that the authorities put the situation under control.
  • An Iranian parliamentarian representing Tehran tweeted he too had the virus, and his outlook is grim.
  • So far, fifteen people have died of Coronavirus in Iran, the most of any country outside China.

Iran’s deputy health minister is infected with the coronavirus. The information was confirmed in video footage broadcast on state-run Iranian television. The deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi, is now in quarantine, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health said. “The coronavirus test for Mr. Harirchi, the deputy health minister who was on the front lines combating the coronavirus, was positive,” Alireza Vahabzadeh, a media adviser to the health minister, said in a tweet.

In the past few days, Harirchi has been working hard, trying to give hope to the people and ensuring that the authorities put the situation under control.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Fever Since the Previous Day

On Monday, he attended a press conference where he coughed and seemed sweaty. Video from the press conference shows how he repeatedly wiped sweated from his forehead. Eventually, he had to remove his glasses to properly remove sweat from virtually his entire head.

“I too have been infected with coronavirus,” Harirchi said in a video apparently shot by himself, posted Tuesday. “I had a fever as of last night and my preliminary test was positive around midnight,” he said. “I’ve isolated myself in a place since. A few minutes ago, I was told that my final test was final, and now I am starting the medication.”

Mahmoud Sadeghi is an Iranian lawyer, jurist, academic and reformist politician who is currently a member of the Parliament of Iran representing Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr electoral district. On February 25, 2020, it was reported by the New York Times on the MSN News website that he had posted on his Twitter account that he had been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

“I wanted to tell you that . . . we will definitely be victorious against this virus in the next few weeks,” Harirchi declared. The deputy minister has also warned Iranians to be very careful as the “virus does not discriminate” and infects anyone, regardless of standing.

An Iranian parliamentarian representing Tehran, Mahmoud Sadeghi, has also revealed that he had tested positive for the virus in a post on Twitter. “My corona test is positive . . . I don’t have a lot of hope of continuing life in this world,” he wrote.

34 New Cases of Infection in Iran

A total of 15 people have died from the disease Covid-19 in Iran. It is the highest death rate outside of China. Today, Iran reported 34 new cases of infection. Almost half of them are in the holy city of Qom. In total, 95 are confirmed infected in Iran. Iranian authorities say there are about 900 suspected cases in the country that need to be tested.

Although Qom is considered the epicenter of coronavirus in the country, no quarantine has been introduced in the city so far. Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Tuesday described it as “an old-fashioned method” to quarantine cities. “We still do not agree with quarantining cities since we believe the people are cultured enough to refrain from traveling from infected cities to other places,” he said, in defense of his decision, as he was quoted by the ISNA news agency.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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