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Raisi says Iran has taken 4 transitional steps in covid fight

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Sep 9, 2021

Tehran, IRNA -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday that the country has taken four transitional steps in the fight against the new surge in the coronavirus spread.

Speaking in a meeting with the heads of specialized committees in the coronavirus headquarters, Raisi named the steps as supporting domestic covid vaccines, increasing foreign vaccine import, accelerating vaccination and implementing an upgraded iteration of "Martyr Soleimani" plan.

The President said that domestic COVID-19 vaccines Fakhra and Razi went into production stage and Barekat vaccine production line was expanded by speeding up Health Ministry licensing processes.

He also explained that affording and importing foreign vaccines have also been accelerated so that the purchase of 50 million doses has been secures.

The country also saw an increase in general vaccination speed, as 1.1 million doses were administered yesterday, according to the President who also vowed to even increase vaccination speed to 2 million doses a day.

Martyr Soleimani plan to fight the coronavirus spread was suspended for some time and President Raisi ordered the resumption of the plan as it was effective in cooling down the surge in the pandemic last year.

He praised the IRGC, Basij forces and the Red Crescent Society for their efforts to revive Martyr Soleimani plan.

Iran has been recently experiencing a surge in the number of deaths and new cases related to the coronavirus pandemic.


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