COVID a national issue, no one should use it as a political tool for partisan, factional, electoral purposes/ We have reached the final peak in all provinces and the disease process is on the decline

"COVID-19 is a national issue and we should all join hands to fight the pandemic and help each other to overcome this situation," said the President.

Sat 08 - May 2021 - 14:52

Speaking on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, Dr Hassan Rouhani added, "No one should use this virus as a political tool for partisan, factional, and electoral purposes".

He said that despite the ups and downs in some areas, today in all provinces of the country we have reached the final peak of the fourth wave of COVID-19, the death toll in the fourth wave was equal to the third wave, which is a sign of increasing the skills of the medical staff and the work and efforts of health defenders, as well as more observance by the people.

Dr Rouhani pointed out that if we had not all joined hands and the colours had not been applied in different parts of the country, it would have been more difficult to get out of the fourth peak.

Regarding the planning and prioritisation of public vaccination, the President said, "Based on the measures taken to purchase the vaccine, we have high hopes that the vaccination of priority groups of the elderly and those with underlying conditions will be completed by the end of the Twelfth Government".

Dr Rouhani emphasised, "The mutated types of coronavirus should not confuse the public mind and should not cause additional concern"..

Noting that the purchase of 30 million doses of vaccine has been done and we are preparing for the arrival of these vaccines, the president added, "The domestic vaccine will be ready for use in the general vaccination program from the beginning of summer".

Dr Rouhani added, "Coronavirus has shown that there are still viruses capable of creating a pandemic, and the mutation and persistence of this virus in the last 16 months has necessitated efforts to achieve the ability to make vaccines for it domestically".

Dr Rouhani continued, "Of course, those who receive the vaccine should know that they are the only ones who are immune and may transmit the disease to others".

The President expressed hope that by the end of the year we will reach the desired point in controlling casualties and breaking the disease transmission chain by using imported vaccines and domestic vaccines.


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