Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami said that the IRGC will provide coronavirus patients and medical staff with all its possibilities and capacities to fight against the disease.
“Upon the order issued by the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei), we are committed to bringing to the field all IRGC’s treatment capacities and possibilities, including fixed and mobile hospitals as well as possibilities to produce and distribute masks and hygiene packages, cooperate in screening and assist the devoted medical staff by the medical society’s Basij (volunteers),” General Salami said, addressing the IRGC and Basij commanders in a video conference on Tuesday.
He added that the decision was made after Ayatollah Khamenei entrusted the Armed Forces, including the IRGC, with a new mission to cooperate with the medical staff with all their power in the area of coronavirus prevention and treatment.
General Salami said that besides these measures, the IRGC and Basij forces continue gathering and distributing public aid packages among the poor people.
The Iranian health ministry announced on Tuesday that 4,108 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 254 patients have passed away during the same period.
“4,108 new patients infected with COVID-19 have been identified in the country based on confirmed diagnosis criteria during the past 24 hours,” Iranian Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday, and added, “1,946 patients have been hospitalized during the same time span.”
She added that the total number of COVID-19 patients has increased to 508,389.
“Unfortunately, 254 patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours, increasing the number of the dead to 29,070,” the spokeswoman noted.
Lari expressed satisfaction that 411,840 coronavirus patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals so far.