World News | Iran Closes Land Borders With Neighbors Over Omicron Concerns


Tehran [Iran], Dec. 25 (ANI / Xinhua): Iran on Saturday announced a decision to close its land borders with neighboring countries for 15 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 variant of Omicron.

Iranian customs spokesperson Ruhollah Latifi said Iran’s land borders with Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Armenia are closed for half a month from Saturday.

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Iran’s health ministry reported 1,121 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 61,82,905.

The pandemic has also killed 42 people in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,31,348, according to the ministry.

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A total of 60,24,211 people have recovered from the disease or are discharged from hospitals across the country, while 2,781 remain in intensive care units, the statement said.

On Saturday, 5 94 64 524 Iranians received their first doses of the vaccine, 5 10 96 388 two injections and 54 78 443 nationwide the third booster injections.

A total of 4 13 88 312 tests have so far been carried out across the country.

On December 19, Iran detected the first case of Omicron in a traveler returning from the United Arab Emirates. (ANI / Xinhua)

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