We persist on doing something in these two months so that we do not face a fourth wave/ Continuation of activities of large factories with strict observance of health protocols a decisive, correct decision/ In an epic move, Iranian nation drove out both the tyrant king, the colonial Americans in Islamic Revolution

Re-expressing appreciation for the efforts of the country's medical staff and health personnel, the President stated that we persist on doing something in these two months so that we do not face the fourth wave of the disease and people's health and business are not disrupted.

Sat 30 - January 2021 - 14:02

Dr Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, "The continuation of the activities of large factories and production units by strictly following health protocols was a decisive and correct decision".

He also went on to say, "In the fight against coronavirus, our country was alone and we had special restrictions and problems, and today we are facing problems in preparing foreign vaccines".

Stating that if the health protocols are not fully observed, we will have to impose and tighten the restrictions again, he said, "Today, a large part of the burden of providing services needed by people and businesses is on the shoulders of cyberspace".

He also went on to state, "Today, the Internet penetration rate in Iran is equal to that of the developed countries around the world".

"The main difference between Iran and other countries in the world in fighting coronavirus is that we acted under the conditions of economic war," said President Rouhani.

Dr Rouhani continued, "Despite the sanctions, pressures and America's obstruction for receiving loans from banks and international funds to purchase medical equipment, we could fight the disease".

The president added, "The crimes of the previous US administration were to such an extent that they even prevented the import of medical and hospital equipment and services into Iran, and if domestic production and knowledge-based companies were not active in this field and we needed them abroad, they would not provide us with masks, gloves, and even gown for nurses".

With the actions and efforts made, we are in a good situation today, but this promising situation should not make us overconfident, said Rouhani, adding, "By reducing family visits and gatherings, people are under psychological pressure, but we should all help improve the situation by observing health protocols".

Emphasising that we should not be overconfident of the good conditions in the country today compared to the United States and Europe in the process of combating COVID-19, the President said, "This is a good achievement, but this must not cause us to ignore the conditions".

At the beginning of his speech, Dr Rouhani referred to the days of the 10-day Fajr celebration and the unparalleled victory of the Islamic Revolution, and emphasised, "In an epic move, Iranian nation drove out both the tyrant king and the colonial Americans in the Islamic Revolution".

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