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Iranian President Raisi will get jab of homegrown Covid-19 vaccine as day by day coronavirus deaths exceed 500

Iranian President Raisi gets jab of homegrown Covid-19 vaccine as daily coronavirus deaths exceed 500

Iran’s newly sworn-in President Ebrahim Raisi was vaccinated with a domestically developed Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday, as Iran marked a document day by day improve in infections and over 500 new deaths.

The president acquired his first shot of COVIran Barekat, one of many two domestically produced coronavirus vaccines, on Sunday, native media reported, sharing footage from the occasion. Parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf acquired a dose of the vaccine alongside the president, who was sworn in earlier this week.

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The high-profile vaccination session got here amid a brand new wave of coronavirus infections within the nation. On Sunday, Iranian well being authorities reported 542 Covid-related deaths, marking a brand new grim document for the nation. The earlier document for fatalities was reported late in April, when the nation skilled one other large wave of infections.

The variety of new infections registered over the previous 24-hour interval hit a brand new excessive as properly, reaching practically 40,000 instances.

For the reason that starting of the pandemic, Iran has registered greater than 4.1 million instances of coronavirus, together with greater than 94,000 deaths, placing the nation among the many 15 worst-affected nations on this planet hit by the virus. Iran additionally stays the worst-affected nation within the Center East area.

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The present wave, which has already grow to be the worst by way of the overall variety of instances, has plagued the nation since June. The surge is believed to be linked to the extremely contagious Delta variant, which was first detected in India in late 2020 and has since unfold throughout the globe.

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