Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei said the government has established a ‘Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters’ to counter the deadly virus, which has been recently spotted in the country.
“By the order of the president, the Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarter has been established in the Health Ministry,” Rabiei said in a tweet on Thursday.
“The government will carefully implement every necessary measure to address the issue,” he added, according to Mehr news agency.
Rabiei also called for “more comprehensive action” and “cooperation from all citizens” to combat coronavirus in the country.
The announcement comes after two patients were reported dead on Wednesday due to coronavirus infection in the central city of Qom.
The deadly coronavirus radiating from Wuhan, China, has affected over 75,000 people across the world, while 2,131 have been killed mostly in China.
Larijani Calls for Quick Response
For his part, called for launching immediate preemptive measures to fight the outbreak of called for launching immediate preemptive measures to fight the outbreak of the virus.
In a phone conversation with Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki on Thursday, Larijani urged immediate response to the outbreak of the disease after two patients died in hospital after initially testing positive for the new coronavirus in the central city of Qom.
The parliament speaker, who is also a representative of Qom constituency, called on Namaki to provide the Education Ministry with the necessary information to inform the students and their parents about the ways to deal with the issue.
Source: Iranian media