Iran Coronavirus death toll surpasses 22,000 in different cities
The Coronavirus death toll in Iran has risen to 22,000 as of Wednesday, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Despite all of this, the regime has blocked an urgent motion, to institute a month-long nationwide lockdown to prevent further deaths, from being tabled.
The motion, signed by 80 deputies, opposes President Hassan Rouhani’s order to return people to work this week – those who were able to take time off at least – for “violating the constitution”.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli again told the usual lies about the coronavirus being under control and the number of cases declining.
However, Health Minister Saeed Namaki, who was speaking during the same meeting, soon dismissed this, saying that the country was in the management phase of the outbreak and that the worst decision for the economy long-term would be to re-open the economy too soon and prolong the outbreak. He then admitted that the virus had entered Qom and Gilan separately.
Alireza Zali, head of Tehran’s National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), told the state-run TV that hospital admissions had risen 28% and ICU admissions 15% in recent days, with the virus being on an upward trend. While Hamid Souri, a member of the NCCT told the official News Agency, that roughly 500,000 people are infected with Coronavirus and this is still rising, with a prediction of maybe 400,000 deaths.
Of course, the mullahs are less concerned about the health of the Iranian people than they are about the security of the regime. They are scared about a nationwide uprising, like those seen in November (over the tripling of fuel) and January (over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner). Even Parliament deputy Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi and the state-run dailies Iran-Emrouz and Sharq are speculating that there will be an uprising once the outbreak has ceased.
Former Minister of Defence and Transportation Akbar Torkan even said that he was more worried about the MEK’s revelations, describing it as the “Tirana virus”. (Tirana, the capital of Albania, is the headquarters of the MEK.)
Resistance Leader Maryam Rajavi said the regime’s “desperation and hysteria” over the MEK showed the end of the regime was imminent. She also noted that the refusal to shut down the country, at a time when even the regime’s experts can’t say the virus has been contained, will turn Iran into a death trap.