Aug 01, 2020 20:28 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 01, 2020 21:04 Asia/Tehran]
  • Spox. responds to false corona deaths reports in Iran by UK media

Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Health Ministry Spokeswoman responded to the false statistics of UK-based media about the number of deaths due to COVID-19 disease in Iran.

Iran Press/Iran News: Sima Sadat Lari, said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran announces the death daily cases in the country in accordance of what defined by the World Health Organization and Corona cases reporting system in Iran has been performed and approved by the standards of the World Health Organization from the very first days.”

“If we were looking for secrecy, as in many countries, including Europe, the initial cases would be announced with a delay of weeks, or as some other countries, we would take into account political and economic considerations,” she reiterated.

“Referring to anonymous sources and ambiguity and by saying 'it seems', they try to create doubt,” she added.

Lari went on to say: “We suggest that the media that have reported these cases, refer to the dozens of reports of problems and death statistics in the UK, especially in nursing homes that have been questioned by the British media, or statistics in some countries in the region that have not even reported 10% deaths.”

“We follow the scientific path approved by the World Health Organization definitely, and ask that people and media do not enter political purposes into scientific discussions,” she added.

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