23 Iran MPs & Head Of Emergency Medical Services Confirmed For Coronavirus

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Iran now officially confirms at least 2,336 coronavirus cases and 77 dead, while members of parliament have been hit hard. Tehran officials have now revealed that 23 parliament members have been confirmed for the virus, suggesting much bigger numbers of infected nationwide, after multiple reports alleged the Islamic Republic is hiding its true numbers, or at least refusing to test.

On that note the country is bracing itself for the possibility of “tens of thousands” getting tested and possibly being confirmed for the virus after the latest spike in cases, an official said previously.

And after a week ago the country’s deputy Iran’s deputy health minister tested positive, another top health official, the head of the nation’s emergency medical services, has been confirmed for Covid-19.

Reuters reports“The head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Kolivand, has been infected with coronavirus, the ILNA news agency reported on Tuesday.” The statement cited that Kolivand’s “health is good and there is no need for concern,” according to ILNA.

Iran has the highest death toll and confirmed infection rate outside of China, Covid-19’s epicenter and believed point of origin.

As of Tuesday Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the armed forces to assist Health Ministry in combating the spread, which has at this point even threatened leaders in Tehran, given the vice president was infected and a former top ambassador has died.

It’s as yet unclear what role national troops could play, but Fox News reports hundreds of thousands could be mobilized:

After downplaying the coronavirus as recently as last week, Iranian authorities now say they have plans to potentially mobilize 300,000 soldiers and volunteers to confront the virus.

Thus far the other worst hit country nearby has been the United Arab Emirates, a regional business hub and key transit point between the West and Asia. At the start of this week it reported 21 cases, and authorities had recently locked down two Abu Dhabi hotels on suspicion that a guest had it.

The region’s largest airline, Emirates, has also greatly reduced flights and in many instances has had to ground planes altogether.

Meanwhile, previously unscathed Saudi Arabia and Jordan announced their first cases of Covid-19 Monday. The Saudis have lately taken unprecedented measures to ensure it keeps the virus out of the kingdom, including canceling and blocking all visas for religious tourists, which will impact this summer’s scheduled annual Haj pilgrimage.


3 thoughts on “23 Iran MPs & Head Of Emergency Medical Services Confirmed For Coronavirus

  1. It’s no coincidence that the corporation’s biggest enemies (Iran and China) were hardest hit, and first hit with the corona virus.
    They’re dropping like flies in China, blaming it all on “the Americans”, and they’re going to have no trouble whatsoever recruiting people to invade this country after Trump leads us to our defeat in WW3. (you heard it here first, and I’ve been telling you this for years)
    Our military is a joke technologically, and in terms of “man” power (or “trans” power), and that’s no accident.

    We’re being set up for defeat just as Hitler set up Germany for defeat at the behest of the bankers.

    Got ammo? (you’re gonna need it)

  2. This is really weird that Iran and Korea would be so hard hit and reporting all these deaths but no one else is. It is really difficult to understand what is really happening. I live in the Seattle area and no one I know is sick but they have cases here. Governer called for a State of Emergency over 1 (yes, just 1) death. It is all not making sense.

    1. My though exactly. It’s like half of it is real and half of it is phony. It’s as if they are making up cases in our country in order to make other countries think it wasn’t us that started it all. I smell a Jew game here. Causing chaos and then playing the victim.

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