Iranians familiar with art of living in crisis, top security official says

Tasnim – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Iranians have mastered the art of living in crisis.

In a post on his Twitter account on Monday, Ali Shamkhani said Iran should employ a homegrown scheme for the battle with the coronavirus that would entail “exclusive and indigenous initiatives”.

“The economic consequences of the coronavirus are severe, but ‘doctors and workers’ are two main pillars of the strategy for overcoming the crisis,” he said.

“The phony ‘economy-health’ bipolarity should not halt us. We have learned the art of living in crisis for years,” Shamkhani added.

Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman announced on Monday that more than 24,000 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far and have been discharged from the hospital.

Kianoosh Jahanpoor said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has reached 60,500 following the detection of 2,274 new cases since yesterday.