To succeed against COVID, strict observance of all health protocols imperative/ We must all work together to achieve observance of protocols above 90%

President that today, we are facing a new virus that is 70% more contagious than the previous virus and the situation today is different from the previous situation, adding, "To succeed against COVID, strict, full observance of all health protocols is necessary".

Sat 17 - April 2021 - 18:06

Speaking on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, Dr Hassan Rouhani emphasised that just one protocol is not enough, adding, "All protocols, including washing hands, wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and circles, not traveling, and isolation and complete quarantine of the infected people must be observed completely and accurately so that we can pass this difficult stage".

Stating that change in lifestyle includes compliance with all protocols and can fully determine our path in dealing with this disease, Dr Rouhani said, "If a problem arises, we must all work together and join hands, and all media should include both warnings and making the society calm at the same time".

We have a very difficult week ahead of us, he said, adding, "We must all work together to achieve observance of protocols to above 90%".

Dr Rouhani pointed out, "When the situation is calm and the death rate decreases, everyone competes with each other to record this success in their own name, but when the situation is the other way round, everyone seeks to blame someone else, while we must all work together".

Referring to the discussions in the meeting regarding the vaccine and the measures taken in this regard, Dr Rouhani said, "According to what has been said, injecting the vaccine once is not enough and it may be necessary to inject the vaccine again in another 6 months, so we should think about providing a lot of vaccines even for the coming years".

"When we were after buying vaccines from Russia and China, some said that if you get the vaccine from Russia or China, we will not get it because it is dangerous," said the President.

The president said that providing vaccines is a must today, adding, "Of course, the vaccine that is purchased must be approved by the Ministry of Health".

"The government has done everything in its power to prepare the domestic vaccine sooner," he said, adding, "Because it is important for us to stand on our own two feet and we are very hopeful that we will be able to use the domestic vaccine in the summer".

Dr Rouhani stated, "By the end of this week, about 1.4 million people will be vaccinated and the first group will receive the vaccine, and we are determined to vaccinate people over 65".

Dr Rouhani pointed out, "As for hospital beds, we will try to prepare thousands of beds in the remaining months of the government's term of office".

The President stated, "I am confident that with each other's cooperation and efforts, and the self-sacrifice of the medical staff, who carry a heavy burden, we will overcome these problems in the coming weeks".


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