Medicine: Iran’s Ministry of Health reported 23,049 cases of coronavirus, including 1,812 deaths. President Hassan Rouhani called on the United States to lift sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus outbreak. “American leaders are lying ... If they want to help Iran, all they need to do is to lift sanctions .... Then we can deal with the coronavirus outbreak,” he said.
Weather: Heavy rainfall caused flooding in 10 provinces along the Persian Gulf coast to northern Mazandaran and Qom. Water inundated villages and towns, causing 11 deaths, according a spokesman for the Emergency Services Organization of Iran.
Health/Justice: Iran reported 24,811 cases of coronavirus, including 1,934 deaths. President Rouhani announced that Iran would extend furloughs granted to 85,000 prisoners. The return date for inmates was changed from April 3 to April 19. Iran temporarily freed prisoners to help contain the outbreak in the prison system.
Human Rights/Health: Tehran rejected humanitarian aid, including a 50-bed inflatable hospital and a nine-person emergency team, from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. “The Iranian Armed Forces' medical capabilities are entirely at its service, Iran did not need hospitals established by foreigners. [Therefore], the MSF presence in Iran is irrelevant,” said Ministry of Health advisor Alireza Vahab zadeh.
According to AFP, Iran has refused assistance from the Nobel Peace prize winner "Doctors Without Borders" (Médecins sans frontières, @MSF) to help combat #COVID2019.— Gross Zacharie (@GrossZacharie) March 25, 2020
MSF had sent two cargo planes to Tehran with material and medical staff.
Health: Iran’s Ministry of Health reported 27,017 cases and 2,077 deaths from coronavirus. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei warned that Iran could face a second wave of coronavirus cases if Iranians did not follow government orders. “Unfortunately some Iranians ignored advice from health ministry officials and travelled during the (Iranian) New Year holidays ... This could cause a second wave of the coronavirus,”
Society: President Rouhani announced an inner-city travel ban for the remainder of the Nowruz holiday. “This plan is strict and it will create difficulties and restrictions for travel, and prompt people who have already traveled to return home faster,” he said. Rouhani added that all parks would be closed and Sizdah Bedar, an annual nature festival on April 1, “will not be like previous years.”
Iran on Thursday announced 157 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the official number of fatalities to 2,234, as it slapped a ban on intercity travel to try to curb the spread.https://t.co/6EfqpwSfs7— Bourse & Bazaar (@BourseBazaar) March 26, 2020