Jun 02, 2020 12:23 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 08, 2020 14:36 Asia/Tehran]
  • World, far from COVID-19 herd immunity: Official
    World, far from COVID-19 herd immunity: Official

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education for Research and Technology said that the coronavirus figures show that the world is still far from herd immunity and the end of coronavirus.

Iran PressIran news: Meeting of the National Scientific Committee for the Policy-Making of COVID-19 with the attendance of Iran's Health Minister Saeed Namaki kicked off on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Meeting of the National Scientific Committee for the Policy-Making of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Reza Malekzadeh said: "In most parts of the world, between 10 and 20 percent of people have been infected with COVID-19, and this shows that the world is still far from herd immunity and the end of coronavirus."

Iran's Deputy Minister of Health added: "In some cities of Iran, including Qom, Rasht, Gorgan, and Babol, we are witnessing a herd immunity due to a high percentage of infection with the disease."

Meeting of the National Scientific Committee for the Policy-Making of COVID-19 with the attendance of Iran's Health Minister Saeed Namaki and the Scientific Advisory Committee for Controlling and Combating COVID-19, comprising of various specialists and health officials of the country, was held on Tuesday in Tehran.

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