Photos: Iran celebrates Army Day with COVID-19 aid convoys

ISNA | Mona Hoobehfekr, Abdolvahed Mirzazadeh & Mohammadali Ghasemi: Iran has marked its annual National Army day by replacing usual parades with a COVID-19 aid march of military vehicles designed and packed with supplies to help assist the country’s battle with the coronavirus. The parades, which took place across the country on Friday, showcased some of the Army’s equipment used to assist the country fight against the outbreak, including mobile hospitals, disinfection equipment and specially designed vehicles. The convoys of military vehicles were dispatched to assist in disinfection operations and to distribute aid after leaving the premises of the march. According to the latest numbers released by Iran’s Health Ministry on Thursday, 77,995 Iranians have contracted the disease, and 4,869 others have died. Another 52,229 have also recovered.