Coronavirus: Iran reports nearly 100 deaths in one day from virus – reports of mass graves

Iran Crisis

Iran recorded its highest number of deaths in one day from the coronavirus on Saturday as the country continues its battle against the disease. Kianoush Jahanpour, an Iranian health ministry official told a televised news conference in Tehran that it registered 97 new deaths, bringing the official death toll to 611 people. No details were given on the location of the deaths or whether the deceased had underlying health conditions.

“1,365 fresh cases have been added to the number of confirmed infections in the past 24 hours,” said Jahanpour, bringing Iran’s case number to 12,729 for the coronavirus. The health official said that more than 4,300 cases with confirmed infections had recovered so far. “Naturally, the number of confirmed cases will increase” even more as Iran steps up its laboratory sampling and tests, Jahanpour said. The armed forces chief said Friday the country’s security forces had been ordered to clear the streets nationwide within 24 hours in a bid to stop the virus spreading further.

Nightmare in Iran: Frightening images coming out of Iran showing people dropping dead on the streets and numerous bodies being dumped in large make-shift mass graves. Lastly, an infected victim experiences an intense coughing spasm before collapsing.

A newly formed commission will be charged with overseeing the “emptying of shops, streets and roads” as part of a nationwide decision to be implemented within the next 24 hours, Major General Mohammad Bagheri said in televised remarks. The scale of the situation led Iran’s Central Bank to formally request the International Monetary Fund for a $5bn loan to fight the disease. Earlier this month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed that the Covid-19 coronavirus had affected almost all of Iran’s provinces. Tehran province had the highest number of new cases with 347, followed by Isfahan with 155 and the northern region of Alborz with 134.

Iran Mass Graves

No place to bury the dead: Satellite images over the area show Iran has dug a series of 90 meter (270 feet) trenches at the Behesht-e Masoumeh cemetery to bury the bodies of coronavirus victims.

Several Iranian politicians and officials, both sitting and former, have been infected, with some dying from the illness. The latest high-profile suspected case of infection was Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on foreign policy. On Thursday, it was reported by the Washington Post that satellite imagery showed mass graves being prepared near the holy city of Qom, the centre of the outbreak in the country. According to the report, since 21 February, two trenches – each around 90 metres long – have been dug at the Behesht-e Masoumeh cemetery in the city. The report said that a combination of expert analysis and official statements suggested that the graves had been dug to accommodate the rising death toll from the virus in Iran. –Middle East Eye

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2 Responses to Coronavirus: Iran reports nearly 100 deaths in one day from virus – reports of mass graves

  1. Judy Clarke says:

    The bodies of those dying from Covid-19 must NOT be buried. All viral deaths and blood born deaths must be cremated. PLEASE Regardless of religion or wishes. That earth will eventually in years to come but unearthed and turned and the disease may begin again.


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