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Clinical trial on effectiveness of favipiravir starts

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iranian medical authorities have agreed on carrying out a clinical trial on the effectiveness of favipiravir, a drug originally used in Japan for the treatment of new types of influenza. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has announced that a clinical trial began by Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari hospital on Sunday aimed at determining favipiravir’s effectiveness in treating patients infected with COVID-19

Army Day parades canceled due to coronavirus

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, announced that nationwide parades for the National Army Day on April 17 will not be held due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Russia Slams US Policy on Iran amid Pandemic

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Permanent Representative of Russia to Vienna-based international organizations Mikhail Ulyanov condemned US reluctance to ease its sanctions against Iran amid the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic. “US is not ready to think about sanctions relief for Iran. OK, leave alone humanitarian considerations,” the Russian diplomat said in a message on Twitter on Tuesday

Boris Johnson in intensive care

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Boris Johnson had been in St Thomas’ Hospital in central London for tests and observation, but his doctors advised he be admitted to intensive care after he experienced breathing difficulties, YahooNews reported. Johnson was understood to be conscious when he was moved to intensive care at about 7 pm, as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery

France: EU ready to cooperate with Iran in pandemic battle

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – France has expressed the EU’s willingness to continue humanitarian cooperation with Iran in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, according to Elysee Palace. French President Emmanuel Macron, in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday, stated the readiness of France and European partners to continue humanitarian cooperation with Iran, the Elysee Palace said in a statement. “He expressed solidarity with the Iranian people, severely affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,” it said.