The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a phone call to the Minister of Health and Medical Education

Tehran (IP) - The Chief Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in a phone call to the Minister of Health and Medical Education, announced IRGC’s readiness to provide any assistance and services to counter and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Iran Press/Iran news: According to the IRGC’s Monday statement, following the spread of the Coronavirus in some areas of the country, Major General Hossein Salami made a phone call to Saeed Namaki and announced the Corps' readiness to provide any assistance possible in the fight against coronavirus and to prevent a widespread outbreak.

The Chief Commander of IRGC described the role of the Basij volunteer forces in the implementation of the National Polio Vaccination Plan as a very successful experience that could be used as a model.

“In addition to educational measures to prevent the outbreak, all of IRGC’s health complexes, including the University of Medical Sciences, hospitals, medical centers, and the medical community are ready to provide services and assistance in the fight against coronavirus until conditions are back to normal,” Salami concluded.

Iranian authorities have adopted numerous measures in a bid to contain the spread of the disease.

According to Iran's Health Minister, 47 people in the country have been diagnosed with ‘Coronavirus’ and 12 people had been killed.

So far, the virus has spread from China to 29 other countries. Some 1,500 cases had been confirmed outside China; multiple infections in the United States, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates; and one in Egypt, the first to be confirmed on the African continent.

Official figures released Monday showed there had been 409 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 150 new deaths from the outbreak in China by the end of Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 77,150, with a cumulative death toll of 2,592. The majority of the new cases — 398 — were in Hubei province, as were all but one death. 101/214

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