Students and their parents wearing protective face masks to help prevent spread of the coronavirus in Hashtroudi school in Tehran,  Sept. 5, 2020. (AP)

February 23, 2021

Children and adolescents are the victims of the fourth wave of the Coronavirus in Iran. Reports from Iran indicate the widespread prevalence of the fourth coronavirus wave in Iran. The president of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences announced the death of two one-year-old and nine-year-old children in Khuzestan province due to the coronavirus.

The coronavirus artillery is active

Farhad Abulnejadian, president of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences in Khuzestan province, wrote on his Twitter account on February 19: “Unlike previous peaks where more clashes took place in higher age groups, but in the recent peak with the spread of the English coronavirus, children and adolescents are also victims.”

The president of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences continued his tweet: “Parents should take care of themselves and their children, the coronavirus artillery is active outside the house.”

Iraj Haririchi, the Deputy Minister of Health, also warned about the decrease in the age of the disease and the spread of the new virus among the youth on the evening of February 18, while confirming the outbreak of the coronavirus virus throughout the country.

Haririchi added: “The incidence of the coronavirus has increased at the age of five to 17 years, so that this statistic in Tehran province has increased from 4 to 11 percent. He also admitted that the number of hospitalizations for people under 12 has increased.

218,000 people have died in Iran due to the coronavirus

Deputy Minister of Health Qassem Babakhani also announced a fivefold increase in the number of patients with coronavirus in the country and warned about the exhaustion of hospital capacity of the province’s hospitals.

Meanwhile, according to the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), more than 218,000 people across the country have died as a result of the coronavirus.

Government officials put the death toll at less than 60,000, but their numbers are strongly disputed by doctors inside Iran.

Harirchi admitted: “Today we had more than 8,000 new cases. Given that the percentage of positive tests has increased, we must assume that the virus is present everywhere in the country. Young people and children are more likely to get this type of mutated virus. The British coronavirus has been seen more in the provinces of Tehran, Alborz, Khuzestan and Qazvin.”

More deaths as Khamenei bans import of the vaccine

Minoo Mohrez, a Member of the National Taskforce for Combating the coronavirus in Iran, said: “The rate of the disease in the country is increasing. If this continues, we will have to wait for the fourth wave of the disease in the country. Currently, the rate of the disease is rising badly. The mutated virus that has mutated in Britain is on the rise. The speed of transmission of this virus is very, very high. It can increase the number of critically ill patients and the mortality rate by increasing the number of patients per person.”

Meanwhile, government officials are reporting the outbreak of the fourth coronavirus wave, while people around the world are buying and injecting vaccines with astonishing speed. But Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei has increased mortality by banning the purchase of an effective and credible vaccine from the US, Britain or France. In this regard, Mohammad Reza Zafar Ghandi, head of the Medical System Organization, reiterated that vaccination should be free of political issues and a priority for officials.

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