140 health workers dead in Iran due to Covid-19

140 health workers dead in Iran due to Covid-19

The novel coronavirus [ Covid-19] has taken the lives of 140 health workers in Iran since the inception of this  deadly pandemic.   So far, Iran has recorded 264,561 infections and 13,410 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University .

The novel coronavirus [ Covid-19] has taken the lives of 140 health workers in Iran since the inception of this  deadly pandemic.

So far, Iran has recorded 264,561 infections and 13,410 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University .


"We all owe them our lives and to honour them, we must observe health protocols,” said Sima Sadat Lari, an Iranian health ministry official.


The country has seen a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases recently, after relaxing its lockdown restrictions in mid-April.


Health officials have suggested the renewed surge in new infections could be attributed to more testing, and they have said people were ignoring social-distancing rules.


On Wednesday Iranian President Hassan Rohani urged people to respect health regulations, in particular social distancing. "We ask the people to avoid all gatherings and to adapt the way of life to the current situation,” President Hassan Rohani said at a cabinet meeting.