COVID-19: Iran rejects the foreign aid amid the crisis

 

 

Iran, 25th March: The Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected to take the aid from a foreign company to fight the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, where the death toll has reached 2,000 already.

According to the sources, it has been reported that Iran has rejected to take help from a French-based medical charity by the name of MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), which has offered to assist the country in controlling the situation amid the coronavirus.

Alireza Vahabzadeh, the adviser to Iran’s Health Minister, said on Tuesday that military medical facilities are now fully utilized to tackle ongoing coronavirus victims and that asking for foreign help is not required.

Ultra-conservative circles in the Islamic Republic declined an offer of the 50-bed hospital from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as they fear the staff might serve as spies.

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MSF is surprised at the decision as earlier there seemed to be an understanding and positive communication but despite the increasing number of cases, their goodwill gesture has been turned downed.

The country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Iranians to follow state instructions “so that Almighty God will put an end to this calamity for the Iranian people, for all Muslim nations and for all mankind”.

The masses are not adhering to the government call out to stay at home rather than normal routine they are moving in the streets and celebrating the Iranian new year. The government has decided that one-third of the employees will come to the office and others will work from home.

Michelle Bachelet, UN Human Rights Chief, said, “At this crucial time, both for global public health reasons, and to support the rights and lives of millions of people in countries under sectoral sanctions should be eased”. Iran is under serious sanctions due to its nuclear program.

According to the sources, a record 1,762 new cases were confirmed in Iran over the past 24 hours with 24,811 people infected.

Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for further updates.

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