By Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
Regime Health Ministry: situation in Khuzestan fragile, volatile
Razi Hospital Chief in Ahvaz: The situation is so dire that one of every two patients must be hospitalized
Maryam Rajavi: The situation in Khuzestan is the by-product of Khamenei and Rouhani’s criminal policies. Again, the people, especially the selfless youths, must take it upon themselves to rush to help the ill and needy, while observing medical guidelines.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on May 7, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 314 cities in Iran had exceeded 39,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 6,650, Qom 3,290, Gilan 2,690, West Azerbaijan 1,215, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,091, Lorestan 1,005, Hamedan 985, North Khorasan 433, and South Khorasan 135.
After people were forced to return to work, the situation in Khuzestan Province is getting worse every day. A spokesperson for the Health Ministry said today, “We are currently facing a fragile and volatile situation in Khuzestan Province.”
Today, the state control daily, Entekhab, quoting the head of Razi Hospital in Ahvaz, wrote, “Coronavirus is expanding extensively in Khuzestan; the situation is so bad that one out of two patients must be hospitalized. About 60 patients with respiratory distress are in the ICU, and the condition of these patients is extremely bad … This disease is horrific and savage … We did not have so many patients before, but over the past few days, we have had many patients. The situation in Khuzestan is becoming critical.”
The situation in other provinces is also dire. On May 6, 2020, the official news agency IRNA quoted the deputy governor in North Khorasan, as saying, “Our province is still in a red situation in terms of the spread of the Coronavirus.” Yesterday another state-run daily, Aftab News quoted the deputy director of the University of Medical Sciences, as saying, “The current situation of the Province in terms of the Coronavirus spread is six times worse than what it was on March 19, 2020, and most of the cases occurred in the last four days.”
Meanwhile, Hassan Rouhani turned to bold-faced lies about the stock market, another means to defraud the people, to cover up the crisis, and divert the public’s attention. Still, a new parliament deputy, Ahmad Naderi, was quoted today by the state-run daily Resalat, as saying, “The stock market bubble will burst, and I am worried about the social and security repercussions soon. Major riots, even greater than those in 2017 and 2019 and certainly bigger than the 1990s, are looming.”
The state-run Jahan Sanat newspaper warned today, “If the government does not reconsider its policies, people are going to erupt like volcanoes.” Another state-run daily, Arman Melli, wrote, “We all need to be vigilant not to be caught off guard the army of the hungry rebelling.”.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reacted to the consequences of compelling the helpless people back to work, and to the intensifying crisis in Khuzestan. She said the situation in the Province was the by-product of the criminal policies of Khamenei and Rouhani. They have refused to pay the salaries of the wage earners, even temporarily, from the nation’s wealth, which they and the IRGC control. Instead, they have sent the people to the altar of Coronavirus without providing them with medical support and necessities.
Mrs. Rajavi added: Again, the people, especially the selfless youths, must take it upon themselves to rush to help the ill and needy while observing medical guidelines.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
May 7, 2020