Thank God, we have reached 50m in vaccination; nationwide vaccination reaching 70% target/ We have reached a point where we seek to impose smart restrictions, reduce existing ones instead of imposing new ones

"Today we have reached a point where, instead of imposing new restrictions, we have to plan and decide on lifting the restrictions, but we must be careful to follow the exact procedure," said the President, adding that the nationwide vaccination is approaching our 70% target.

Sat 25 - September 2021 - 15:56

Speaking on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, referring to the Holy Defence Week and also the condolences of Arba’een, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said, "The key to eliminating the country’s problems is having a jihadist and Basiji spirit that turned those hard days into bright days of victory”.
"If the jihadist spirit prevails, not only coronavirus but all hardships and problems will be overcome," he said.
Ayatollah Raisi also thanked the people involved in the Martyr Soleimani project and said, "This project must continue quickly because it has raised the country's health system from a reactive and passive position to an active position against the spread of disease".
Dr Raisi stated, "The important point along with the expansion of vaccination is that the observance of health protocols does not decrease”.
Emphasising the need for strict control of the entry and exit of people from the country, the President said, "People who are suspected of being infected in these controls must be quarantined".
Ayatollah Raisi said that smart restrictions should replace restrictions and business closures, and that this requires careful planning.
Welcoming the proposal to use artificial intelligence experts in completing the system, the President said, "Another important point is to prepare an information appendix about the efficiency of this system to ensure its performance at the same time as the test run and to answer concerns about its performance”.
Dr Raisi said, "The officials of the Information Committee of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus and all those who have a tribune should convince the society about the new conditions and their requirements and the need to follow the health protocols despite improving the situation and reducing the restrictions”.
Ayatollah Raisi added, "For the success of this procedure, an instructive approach should be avoided and explanation and persuasion should be on the agenda to attract more cooperation from the people”.
Mr Raisi also referred to the measures taken to send Arba’een pilgrims in cooperation with the Iraqi government, saying, "Despite the great emphasis, some people have gone to the borders either because they did not know about the restrictions or for any other reason".
“I emphasise that these people who went to the borders for the sake of the pilgrimage of Imam Hussein (AS) should be respected and treated with dignity, and they should be informed and convinced about the limitations in the number of people allowed by the Iraqi government”.

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