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President at the meeting of Coronavirus Task Force members with Supreme Leader:

There is currently no way to fight coronavirus other than following health protocols/ We need the help of mosques, Basij to help provide, distribute needs for those in quarantine

The session of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus was held on Saturday at Imam Khomeini (RA) Hussainiya in the presence of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution.

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During the session, President Hassan Rouhani presented a report on the measures taken by the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus, as well as the future plans of the task force.

Before Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s speech, Dr Rouhani said, "Currently, there is no way to fight this virus other than observing health protocols".

"Like during the war when we were not allowed to buy military equipment, at the beginning of coronavirus outbreak, almost no one gave us the equipment we needed, such as diagnostic kits, respirators, ICUs and even masks, but relying on knowledge-based companies, we produced this equipment quickly and now we have no problems in this regard,” said Rouhani.

He added, "In the case of coronavirus, it became clear to us how important it is for us to rely on our inner strength and facilities and not to rely on others, and we realised that in the days, we should stand on our own two feet because others, even in matters of human rights, health care and the saving human lives, do not help despite what they chant”.

"Both the Ministry of Health and experts say that the virus in the recent months is a European mutated virus, the transmission rate and power of which has increased nine fold," he said, noting the difference between the nature of the current coronavirus and the one spread in March in the country.

Complaining that some people did not take the legal advice seriously, Dr Rouhani said, "Severe restrictions in high-risk areas, the necessary precautions to prevent quarantine violations, and legal penalties for violators have been designated".

The President added, "We need the help of mosques and the Basij to help provide and distribute the needs of people who are in quarantine".

Dr Rouhani also reported on the financing of drug and vaccine research, government assistance to families in need during the coronavirus period, and the payment of parts of the medical staff’s demands.

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