Commander: IRGC Navy Mobilized to Help Health Ministry to Prevent Coronavirus Epidemic
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said on Saturday that all hospitals and medical centers of the Force are prepared to render service to the coronavirus-infected patients as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus is spreading in Iran.
“If necessary, the Force's mobile hospitals will be stationed where needed to meet the needs of the country's health and treatment network,” Rear Admiral Tangsiri said.
“At present, parts of the hospitals under the auspices of the IRGC Navy in the cities of Chalous, Shiraz, Bushehr and Bandar Abbas are dedicated to coronavirus patients which are serving our dear people in coordination with the country's medical and treatment network,” he added.
Iran is at risk of the fifth wave of the epidemic as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads all over the country.
Delta, now present in at least 85 countries, is the most contagious of any COVID-19 variant yet identified.
The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control started strict restrictions for two weeks as of Sunday (July 4) in 92 cities that have the highest rate of infection in the country.
Shopping malls, gyms, mosques, salons, universities, schools, libraries, kindergartens, cinemas, museums, cafes, zoos, and amusement parks will be closed for two weeks.
Currently, 143 cities are in the high-risk red zones (the highest category on Iran’s coronavirus risk scale), and 186 cities are in the orange zones.
The Ministry of Health has announced that the Delta virus has been found everywhere in the country, and given that the virus is very highly contagious, it can increase the rate of hospitalizations and transmission.
Unfortunately, the rate of compliance with health protocols in the country is less than 70 percent, and it should increase to above 85 percent to be effective.
Since the outbreak, the country has reported more than 3.3 million cases and more than 85,000 deaths.