Iranians Back Home from Oman amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Iranians Back Home from Oman amid Coronavirus Outbreak...
msn.com 25/04/2020 Health

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"Oman's government has so far been profoundly cooperative in this regard, and God willing, more flights will be scheduled in the near future and compatriots wishing to return home can do so," Iran's Ambassador to Oman Mohammad Reza Nouri-Shahroudi said.
He appreciated Oman's government, that country's ministry of foreign affairs and airport officials in particular, for cooperating in this respect.
Seventh flight from Oman to Iran since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took home Iranian citizens living in Oman at the beginning of the week.
The flight left Muscat for Iranian southern city of Shiraz last Friday.
The Iranian health ministry announced on Friday that 1,168 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified in the country, adding that 93 people have died of the COVID-19 virus in the past 24 hours.
“1,168 more patients infected with COVID-19 virus have been identified in the country since yesterday based on confirmed diagnosis criteria,” Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.
He said that the total number of coronavirus patients in Iran has increased to 88,194, adding that 93 people have lost their lives due to infection to the virus in the past 24 hours, increasing the total toll to 5,574.
Jahanpour, meantime, said that 66,596 infected people have been treated and dismissed from hospitals, expressing concern that 3,121 patients infected with COVID-19 virus are in critical conditions.
Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki stressed on April 7 effective measures to control coronavirus epidemic, expressing the hope that the disease would be controlled in Iran by late May.
“At present, the country is in the phase of disease management and we should not imagine that we have reached the harness and control phase. Today is the time for full-fledged combat against the virus. God willing, we will control coronavirus by late May. The virus should be controlled in the minimum possible time,” Namaki said, addressing the Iranian legislators in an open session of the parliament in Tehran.
He noted that at least 30% to 50% of hospital beds are still vacant across Iran and nearly 15,000 beds are ready to keep the patients who are recovering from coronavirus disease.
“We have now moved down to tank 6th in terms of deaths,” Namaki said, adding that the country’s situation in treatment of patients will improve in the next few days.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting approximately all countries and territories around the world. The virus was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. It has so far killed more than 191,000 people and infected over 2.7 million others globally.
The Iranian foreign ministry declared that despite Washington’s claims of cooperation to transfer drugs to Iran via the new Swiss-launched payment mechanism, the US is troubling the process amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
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