Iran’s opposition: Coronavirus death toll has now surpassed 40,000
Iran’s opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll in Iran is over 40,200.
As always, please remember that this is a minimum number because the regime is intimidating medical professionals and families into reporting a false cause of death, so not everyone feels comfortable coming forward to the MEK.
According to the reports obtained by Iran’s opposition, the MEK, situation is set to get even worse as more people have contracted the coronavirus recently because of the regime’s ridiculous decision to send people back to work, amid the pandemic, in order to avoid too many people being to feed their families. Instead, of providing food or money to poor people in desperate times, the regime essentially sent a number of them to their deaths.
Even the Health ministry representative was forced to admit that the number of new patients in one day had doubled to 1,680 from 802 on Monday. While Health Minister Saeid Namaki admitted that there is an upward trend in the number of infections and deaths.
The president of Khuzestan University of Medical Sciences, Farhad Abol-Nejadian, said that this is directly linked to “the decrease in social distancing since April 11”, while a deputy from the same university, Seyed Mahmood Alavi, said that infections rates soared in Ramshir because an infected person was allowed to travel there from Ahvaz.
Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), explained that there is “no change in the situation” and Tehran is “a contaminated city”, while Seyed Abbas Mousavi, the president of the University of Medical Sciences in Mazandaran, said none of the cities in Mazandaran has seen a significant drop in the virus.
According to the Iran’s opposition, the deputy of the University of Medical Sciences in Zahedan said that the country is seeing the “second wave of COVID-19 outbreak”.
Yet still, regime’s President Hassan Rouhani has attempted to justify the back-to-work order and the regime’s low recording of infections and deaths with his usual lies.
Even the state-run Jahan-e Sanat daily wrote: “Experts and specialists inside and outside the government believe that the President (Rouhani) is optimistic about how the Coronavirus is behaving … This cover-up has resulted in, people considering the epicentres of the outbreak as white and low-risk zones, and not taking the disease seriously.”