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Formula for Decline in COVID-19 Cases without Vaccine Discovered: IRGC Chief

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said a unique door-to-door screening campaign with the participation of Basij forces has led to a fall in the number of coronavirus cases in Iran without the need for vaccine.

In comments on Monday, Major General Hossein Salami said the door-to-door screening program, dubbed ‘Martyr Soleimani’ initiative, has resulted in a reduction of the COVID-19 cases in Iran.

The program, carried out in cooperation with the Health Ministry and Basij, reveals that Iran has discovered the formula for overcoming the pandemic, the commander said.

He added that the Martyr Soleimani screening program, which is unique in the world, is the centerpiece of the successful approach that has helped Iran achieve a declining rate of infection without vaccine.

Nearly one million patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

The number of new COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths in Iran has declined constantly in recent days, while the local scientists are going to begin the human trial phase of a homegrown vaccine, which the health minister says outperforms many vaccines developed by other countries.

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