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Observing health protocols only way to stay safe from new COVID-19 wave: Iran's President

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat / 4 December 2021 / 16:31

Tehran (ISNA) - The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed, "The only way to stay safe from the new wave of COVID-19 is to follow health protocols and serious monitoring".

Speaking on Saturday at the meeting of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi thanked all those involved in the fight against coronavirus, especially the health and medical staff, saying, "Reduction in the number of coronavirus cases and the stabilisation of the current situation requires following health protocols with sensitivity".

Emphasising that there should be no shortage of vaccines in the country, the President said, "Considering the increase in domestic vaccine production and the supply of imported vaccines, the necessary predictions should be made so that even with the injection of the third dose, there is no shortage in this field in the country".

Dr. Raisi reiterated the importance of traffic control at land, air and sea borders and the seriousness of quarantine for suspicious cases.

President Raisi also called for close and intelligent monitoring of the reopening of schools, offices and businesses in order to comply with health protocols to protect the lives of the people.
Referring to the shortage of specialist doctors in the cities, the President said, "In this regard, a working group of proponents and opponents of increasing the recruitment of doctors has been appointed, to examine the existing problems in this field, including the unfair distribution of doctors in the country".

Expressing the dangers of air pollution, especially in big cities, the President said, "Relevant agencies should seriously address the problem of air pollution and protect the lives of the people".

Dr. Raisi emphasised on avoiding vaccination of children under 12 years old and stated, "This should not be done until accurate research and scientific work has been done in this field and it has been proven, and the government will refrain from anything that has not been tested and approved before".

Emphasizing the need to continue vaccinating foreign nationals, the President said, "Some European countries have just started to think about this, while the Islamic Republic of Iran has started vaccinating all foreign nationals from the very beginning due to humanitarian issues and will continue to do so seriously".

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