Tehran(IP) - Following the intensification of the COVID-19 epidemic in China and the hospitalization of the ambassador and 6 colleagues at the Iranian embassy, Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs contacted the ambassador and inquired about the health status of him and his colleagues.

Iran PressAsia: According to Iran press, following the escalation of COVID-19 in China and the hospitalization of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir- Abdollahian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, contacted Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, Iran's Ambassador to China, inquired about his health and the health status of 6 employees of the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy who are infected with Corona.

In this call, Amir- Abdollahian appreciated the assistance of the Chinese host in this regard.

During the telephone conversation, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Beijing expressed his appreciation for the call of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He assured that in light of the comprehensive effort to contain COVID-19, The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran performs the assigned duties with all its capacity to secure the interests of Islamic Iran.

Following widespread protests, the country of 1.4 billion people this month began dismantling its "Zero-COVID" regime of lockdowns and testing that had largely kept the virus away for three years at high economic and psychological costs.

Earlier, the World Health Organization head said the agency is “very concerned” about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China.


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