EghtesadOnline: Demand for gasoline soared by 40% in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 2021-22) compared with the corresponding period of last year and this is while deaths caused by the fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is approaching 500 per day, the head of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company said.
EghtesadOnline: The government met 98.6% of the fiscal 2020-21 budget outlay, despite the significant shocks of US “maximum pressure” campaign and the coronavirus pandemic, says Hamid Pourmohammadi, the deputy head of Plan and Budget Organization of Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Iran aims to vaccinate its 13 million high-risk population by late July to reduce the coronavirus pandemic’s death rate, President Hassan Rouhani announced.
EghtesadOnline: Domestic red meat consumption has plunged since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on livestock breeders and nomadic livelihood.
EghtesadOnline: Iran on Tuesday launched the second phase of its national Covid-19 vaccination campaign, aiming to immunize people above 65 years as well as patients with preexisting health conditions against the infectious disease.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday cautioned against a new variant of the novel coronavirus originating in India and called for the close monitoring of the mutation.
EghtesadOnline: Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has declared a state of emergency in the western province of Khuzestan on Tuesday evening and asked the public to refrain from travelling to the coronavirus-stricken region.
EghtesadOnline: After a nearly 50-day streak of double-digit daily coronavirus deaths, Iran on Monday logged 108 fatalities, its highest single-day toll since early January.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Health Ministry reported some 8,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day rise in nearly two months, as experts warn of a rising fourth wave of infections.
EghtesadOnline: Iran on Friday logged 6,300 fresh cases of the coronavirus and 75 overnight fatalities, as its Health Ministry warned against false hopes about containment of the pandemic.