The coronavirus pandemic claimed 134 lives in Iran over the past 24 hours.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and global health leaders say a pledge made by the Group of Seven (G7) largest economies to share a billion coronavirus vaccine doses with poorer countries is too little too late.
The Iranian government has released some $417 million in rental assistance under the country’s coronavirus rescue package.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has insisted that the coronavirus originated from a Chinese lab, reviving a “conspiracy theory” that was first pushed by his former boss, Donald Trump.
The Iranian Health Ministry says the country has been authorized to start emergency use of the country’s first domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccine, known as COVIran Barekat.
Saudi Arabia has for a second consecutive year barred foreign Muslims from annual Hajj rituals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The death toll from COVID-19 infection in Iran surpassed 82,000 on Sunday, while more than 2.65 million patients have recovered from the disease across the country.
Europe’s drug regulator on Friday identified another very rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and said it was looking into cases of heart inflammation after inoculation with all coronavirus shots.
The Moscow mayor on Friday sounded the alarm over a spike in coronavirus cases saying COVID-19 was becoming more difficult to treat as city authorities posted the highest number of daily infections since January.
A Pakistan province says it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get COVID-19 jabs, in the latest move to penalize the unvaccinated in a country where only a fraction of the population have been inoculated.