Tue Nov 30, 2021 00:10:04
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Dr Rouhani in the meeting of the National Task Force against Coronavirus:

Health protocols, as a great obligation, must be strictly observed by all/ This year's Bahman 22 ceremony mainly held symbolically by car, motorcycle/ We still have to be very careful about unnecessary traffic, gatherings/ Joint production vaccine of Iran and a foreign country called "Pasteur" to be supplied next year

The President called on all people to strictly observe health protocols as a great obligation in all circumstances, including the mourning ceremony for the martyrdom of Her Holiness Fatima (AS).

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Sat 16 - January 2021 - 12:41

Speaking on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force against Coronavirus, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to some concerns by the country's health officials about the lifting of some restrictions and the start of reopening, and said, "These concerns are due to concerns about the mutation of Coronavirus infections, the cold season and the resulting closure of spaces and air inversion".

The President also mentioned Bahman 22 Ceremony (February 10) as one of the topics of discussion in this meeting and said, "Due to the special conditions we have, this year this ceremony should be held mainly symbolically by car and motorcycle in such a way that no problem happens to the people".

Dr Rouhani emphasised that in the conditions of the coronavirus outbreak, it is obligatory for everyone to care about the lives of the people and said, "Restoration of public place can be done, especially in cultural and religious issues, provided that 100% health instructions are followed".

Dr Rouhani also said, "There is a vaccine that we will finalise with the help of another country under the name of "Pasteur". This vaccine will be available to the people next spring".

The President expressed his satisfaction with the declining trend of COVID-19 cases and deaths, adding, "Although the death of even one person due to COVID-19 is high, but a significant reduction in fatalities and reaching 2 digits as a result of the efforts of healthcare staff and observance of health instructions by the people is a cause of happiness and a proof that the observance of health protocols is in the best interest of the people more than anyone else".

Referring to the acceptable situation of compliance with protocols by businesses, as well as the reduction of the presence of office staff, the President said, "There are two other areas of social activities, namely cultural and religious affairs and gatherings and traffic. They are a cause for concern and could lead to the outbreak of the fourth wave of the disease, and the concerns expressed, including at this meeting, are perfectly justified, and if the guidelines in these areas are not followed, we will have to impose more severe restrictions".

Dr Rouhani referred to the concerns of health officials about the type of coronavirus mutation, and clarified, "The type of coronavirus mutation can enter the country from foreign countries and, God forbid, there is a possibility of the virus mutating inside the country".

The President expressed regret over the growing trend of the infection in some Western countries, noting, "In winter the cold weather and the intensification of air pollution and inversion, which usually occur this season, are a double factor for concern about the severity".

Dr Rouhani reiterated the need for mourning ceremonies to be held in full compliance with health instructions, and said, "In today's meeting, it was decided that the Bahman 22 ceremony will be held symbolically this year as well".

Dr Rouhani reiterated that the start of vaccination, and even universal vaccination, does not mean complete elimination of concerns, and that health protocols should be followed fully as long as the disease is eradicated.

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