Pres. Rouhani:

Tehran (IP)- Iranian President says the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's decision to use the Iranian-developed vaccine is the best encouragement for the country's scientists.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking at the meeting of the National Task Force for Combatting Coronavirus on Saturday, Hassan Rouhani said the country should be proud of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Iranian experts.   

Ayatollah Khamenei received the first dose of the Iranian-developed coronavirus vaccine 'CovIran Barekat' on Friday, June 25.

After injecting the vaccine, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called the Iranian-developed coronavirus vaccine a national honor and thanked all those involved who brought about this national honor with their knowledge, experience and scientific and practical efforts.

About the situation of coronavirus worldwide, Rouhani said that a new wave of the deadly virus has been seen in neighboring countries, east and west of Iran, calling on all people to follow the health protocols.

Since its outbreak in December 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has killed near four million people worldwide.

The number of the dead in Iran has passed 83,000.

The first group receiving the COVID-19 vaccine were medical personnel, doctors and nurses, Rouhani stated.

Although the country produces indigenous vaccines, foreign vaccines are still needed, he noted, adding that the country may not need vaccines from foreign countries in next months.

Rouhani also expressed hope that the country would export vaccine when it met domestic needs.


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