TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency which is owned and conteolled by Iran’s IRGC, on Wednesday finaly reported authorities have confirmed at least two cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) at city of Qom hospital, Iran.
Iran’s health ministry officials prevoisly dismissed the reports of the outbreak in the country despite several cases of the deadly virus COVID-19 were reported by hospitals across Iran.
On February 3, reports were coming from Ahvaz hosipital:
Ahvaz Hospital, #Iran – Coronavirus is spreading fast in Iran. Footage from the hospital dealing with patients infected with the deadly virus! #coronavirus #coronavirusIran @WHO pic.twitter.com/Dzu72DNlrt— Rich Kids of Tehran (@RKOTOfficial) February 3, 2020
On February 4, reports were coming from Tehran:
On February 12, The New York Times reported an Iranian woman had died from the coronavirus infection in Iran.
On the same day footage taken from Tehran’s Farmanieh hospital were published on Instagram showing what appeared to be patients being taken by Tehran’s paramedics in to the Farmanieh hospital wearing protective clothing!
#Iran – #Tehran: Farmanieh Hospital February 19: #CoronavirusOutbreak spreading fast in Iran. Iran is unable to cope with the outbreak as it lacks the technology and resources. pic.twitter.com/VGT3fUaSI8— Rich Kids of Tehran (@RKOTOfficial) February 19, 2020