The Iranian Minister of Well being has confirmed the detection in Iran of the primary case of a brand new pressure of coronavirus, which was first recognized within the UK.
In remarks at a televised speech on Tuesday, Well being Minister Saeed Namaki mentioned the presence of the brand new pressure of the coronavirus in Iran doesn’t imply any new panic, urging folks to watch the well being protocols extra strictly.
The minister mentioned the primary provider of the mutated coronavirus is an Iranian nationwide who has returned residence from the UK.
The brand new variant of coronavirus was detected after a protracted technique of screening, he added, saying the affected person had been admitted to a personal hospital and was examined constructive with the mutated pressure after a number of procedures.
The affected person is presently in good well being circumstances, the minister famous.
The passenger has acted fairly properly after arriving in Iran and has self-isolated regardless of holding a adverse PCR take a look at outcome upon arrival, Namaki mentioned, noting that the brand new pressure of COVID has not been detected in any of the folks in touch with the affected person.
He additional dismissed studies about one other case of the mutated coronavirus within the western provinces, saying a doctor suspected of being contaminated underwent a number of exams and greater than 240 folks in touch with that physician have been additionally screened, however there was no hint of the brand new pressure.
He additionally hailed the Islamic Republic’s success in reducing the each day dying toll from COVID-19 to a two-digit quantity after months, saying solely 98 coronavirus sufferers have died over the previous 24 hours, though even one single dying remains to be an excessive amount of.
Namaki lastly famous that the decline within the coronavirus fatalities is a results of unwavering efforts of the healthcare personnel and the medical society.
Iran on Tuesday confirmed 98 new deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus previously 24 hours, the bottom determine since June 20, 2020, rising the general dying toll to 55,748.