Dec 05, 2021 06:52 UTC
  • Iran to press on with vaccination of foreigners: President

Unlike certain European states, Iran began to inoculate foreign nationals against the coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic and will keep on doing so vigorously, President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said.

According to Tasnim news agency, addressing a Saturday meeting of the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters, President Raeisi highlighted his administration’s resolve to vaccinate foreign nationals and refugees against the coronavirus on humanitarian grounds.

“A number of European countries have just recently come up with a plan to do so (vaccinate foreigners), while the Islamic Republic of Iran had begun the vaccination of all foreign nationals since the very beginning considering the humanitarian issues, and will press ahead with it seriously,” he added.

The president further called for strict control over the border travels to avert the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, stressing the need to prevent a shortage of vaccine as people are getting the booster shots.

The daily death toll from the coronavirus in Iran has reached the lowest rates over the past eight months, as over 106 million doses of vaccine have been injected across the country.