Iran briefs WHO, foreign envoys on measures to contain coronavirus

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry played host to a meeting to inform the World Health Organization (WHO) representative and foreign ambassadors residing in Tehran about the Islamic Republic’s measures to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The meeting was held at the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday evening, attended by the WHO representative, the ambassadors of foreign countries residing in Tehran, and Iranian Health Ministry authorities.

The participants were briefed on the latest preventive and therapeutic measures that Iran has taken amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.

In comments at the gathering, the WHO representative said Iran has the necessary fundamental capacities to address the disease, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.

The Iranian Health Ministry officials also provided information on the latest status of the battle with the coronavirus epidemic in the country, and reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to the internationally-recognized health regulations. They also emphasized that Iran has all the necessary technical and specialized capabilities to counter the coronavirus.

Elsewhere in the meeting, the WHO representative hailed Iran’s capabilities and performance as a successful and exemplary example in the region and the world.

Considering Iran’s transparent measures in this regard and the sufficient and effective information provided about the disease, the health authorities, the relevant officials and the WHO representative demanded that the international community avoid imposing strict policies beyond international standards and regulations, particularly in the trade interaction sphere.

In the meeting, the Iranian Health Ministry also presented a list of the necessary supplies for controlling, curing and containing the coronavirus disease to the representatives of the countries willing to provide assistance.

The participants described international cooperation and maintenance of medical stances on the problem of coronavirus as key factors in the fight against the disease.