According to the “Reuters” news agency, the Iranian Ministry of Health confirmed last Saturday the registration of the first three fatalities in the nation as a result of infection with the “Omicron” mutation of the “Corona” virus.
“The number of omicron-infected patients in the country has risen to 1,162… There have been reports of omicron-related deaths in Tabriz, Yazd, and Shahr-e Kord, while a severely injured individual has been evacuated to a hospital in Ahvas “Mohammad Hashemi, the ministry’s spokesperson, informed Iranian Radio and Television.
According to Iranian media, Iran reduced restrictions on land travel to and from neighboring nations and certain European countries last week but maintained the prohibition on tourists from the UK, France, and eight southern African countries due to fears of the mutant “Omicron”.
Since February 2020, the total number of deaths in Iran, the Middle East’s core of the pandemic, has reached 132,044 in five waves of “Covid-19.”
According to official television, the number of deaths has reduced in recent months and now stands at 18 instances (Saturday).
More than 53 million people in Iran’s total population of 85 million had gotten two doses of the new coronavirus vaccination, with 12.2 million receiving three doses.