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Iran unveils 6 high-tech products in anti-coronavirus field

The Iranian administration has unveiled six products in the field of diagnosing, screening and combating the new coronavirus, as the country’s officials press on with containment measures to handle the epidemiological crisis.

The domestic products were unveiled by Iran’s Deputy President for Scientific Affairs Sorena Sattari during a ceremony at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran on Friday.

One of the Iranian-manufactured products was the Traffic and Disinfection Gate, which prevents the spread of pathogens by sanitizing individuals and vehicles, and facilitates the detection of body temperature using a temperature detection sensor as well as measuring blood oxygen saturation percentage.

The Ozone Generator, equipped with an ozone measuring sensor, is a device that has the ability to disinfect the air and produce ozone on-site, without using chemicals.

The other product unveiled at the ceremony was Nano Shield, a protective shield with high flexibility that has been specifically designed and manufactured to suit the demands of the Iranian medical staff.

Sattari also unveiled three molecular detection kits for the coronavirus — COVID-19 Quick Diagnosis Kit, COVID-19 Disease Management System and TAK App (Nutrition, Immunity, Corona).

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The Iranian government has since last week authorized the so-called low-risk businesses to resume activities across the country, with the exception of the capital Tehran, where they restarted on April 18.

In a meeting of senior officials in charge of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus in Tehran on Saturday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani hailed the cooperation of the people with the government and said the implementation of smart social distancing rules has hampered the vast spread of the disease in some provinces and created a steady trend in other provinces.

Rouhani said a sizable number of people, as the statistics show, observed the health instructions and were committed to the slogan “Stay at home,” and refrained from leaving their houses except for essential needs.

“I still urge the dear and honorable nation to adhere to these principles and pay attention to the observance of health recommendations,” the Iranian president underlined.

Health Ministry ordered to consider ‘medium-risk’ businesses

Rouhani also stated that the relevant organs could introduce in the next step conditions for the reactivation of “medium-risk” businesses to be approved by the country’s National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus.

“In this regard, the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Security and Social Committee of the National Headquarters, is obliged to review the conditions for starting medium-risk businesses and present them to the Headquarters.”

Iran has confirmed 80,868 cases of the coronavirus infection since the outbreak was reported in the country in late February.

More than 55,980 people have recovered and 5,031 died of the virus, according to the latest updates provided by the Health Ministry on Saturday.

The figures come as Iran has been under draconian US sanctions — particularly on the import of medical equipment — amid the country’s fight against the coronavirus, which continues to take its toll across the world.

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The United States reinstated its sanctions against Iran in 2018 after leaving a United Nations-endorsed nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic and five other major powers — the UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany.

Washington claims that it has exempted foodstuffs and medicine from the bans, something that Tehran entirely disputes.

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