Iran has LIED about its Covid-19 deaths: 42,000 people have died

Elias Hubbard
August 5, 2020

Di number of pipo wey dey infected na also nearly double official figures: 451,024 as against 278,827. Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said Iran registered 2,598 new infections and 215 new deaths. However, the health ministry spokesman confirmed that since late June daily infections have been on a "rising trajectory". "We are concerned that trivializing the situation and lax observance of health protocols may lead to a worsening of the outbreak in the province". Many Iranians have called on social media for the examinations to be postponed.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on February 19. Experts say that's likely a vast undercount of what's considered the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East.

Iran on Tuesday recorded 2,751 new COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 314, 786, Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the health ministry, announced during her daily update.

Iran's deputy health minister called for those who fail to obey the mask rules to be fined, as the only penalty now in place is the refusal of service in public places.

According to the official IRNA news agency, Lari said that the death toll from the virus in the country rose to 17,617 after 212 new deaths were added.

There has always been suspicion around Iran's coronavirus figures.

Citing sources in Iran's hospital system, the BBC said that 210 people had died with the virus, rather than the public figure of 34.

But Iran would shoot up to one of the worst five countries hit by the coronavirus, if the leaked data is proven to be true.

By the time officials had acknowledged the first two cases of the coronavirus, leaked data shows 52 people had already died.

This story contains reporting from AFP.

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