Three S. African virus cases identified in south of Iran: Health Min.

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Health Minister stated that three S-African-originated virus cases were identified in one of the southern cities of Iran, and the Indian-originated virus was tightly threatening as well.

Iran PressIran news: Saeed Namaki noted that today we were spotting the mutant viruses, and as COVID-19 polarized itself from Wuhan, the South African, Brazilian, and Indian viruses, outbreaks have been spotted, so borders are closely monitored, and there is no commute.

"The S-African virus is dangerous, yet no vaccine can contain it or has less effect on it," Iran's Health Minister added.

Iran is in critical condition by experiencing the 4th wave of coronavirus; the death toll and hospital admissions are surging.

"16-hour medical clinics are increased, and we try to control the situation," noted Namaki.

"Informing target groups to receive the vaccine is absolutely vital to get the job in a certain time," the health minister stated, adding: "It is better to create the infrastructure not to face vaccine shortage in any provinces."

Namaki stated that it is wise to manage older adults aged 80 who cannot go to medical centers to be vaccinated.

Referring to the vaccines being developed in Iran, Saeed Namaki said that Razi and Pasteur vaccines had worked well. Some other vaccines are about to go to human trials soon, and Indigenized vaccine collection will be completed.

"Iran is also working with Australia to produce vaccines," said Namaki.


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