Tasnim – The Iranian Army expressed readiness to work in cooperation with the Health Ministry in the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Health Minister Saeed Namaki on Tuesday, Deputy Chief of Iran’s Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said he has been ordered by the Army Commander to make arrangements with the Health Ministry in the efforts to contain the coronavirus.
“In the Army, we have facilities for combat in the real conditions, and we are also prepared to employ the Army’s domestic capacities at the macro level in this crisis, and to help the Health Ministry in quarantine (practices) or in training at the macro level if necessary,” the general added.
According to Iran’s Health Ministry, the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the country has risen to 15 and the total number of confirmed cases to 95.
At least 24 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease after being admitted to the hospital.