Exclusive: Medical Council of Iran had warned the regime to restrict Nowruz travels

A reliable source inside the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Health informed Iran International that the Medical Council of Iran had warned the regime about the threat of the wider spread of the coronavirus due to the Persian new year (Nowruz) holiday travels.

The source told Iran International on Monday: “One week before Nowruz, the Medical Organization’s top doctors recommended the authorities to implement heavy control over transportations, banning new year holiday travels, and social distancing.”

The organization had also criticized the country’s officials for their “business as usual” attitude.

At the same time, the vice-dean of the University of Medical Science of Isfahan said on Monday that the widespread outbreak of coronavirus was due to the crowded shopping malls before the new year.

According to the latest official report, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran has passed 41000.

Mohammad Reza Zafar Ghandi, the chairman of the Medical Council of Iran, warned President Rouhani that if traveling between the cities and inside the cities are not controlled, the spread of coronavirus will increase in most of the provinces.


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