Travellers from different areas, together with neighbouring international locations, should have examined damaging earlier than arrival within the nation, Alireza Raisi, spokesman for the nationwide coronavirus process power, stated on state TV.

Reuters

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:08 PM IST

Travellers to Iran from Europe will likely be required to self-quarantine for 2 weeks after testing damaging upon arrival, a well being official stated on Saturday.

Travellers from different areas, together with neighbouring international locations, should have examined damaging earlier than arrival within the nation, Alireza Raisi, spokesman for the nationwide coronavirus process power, stated on state TV.

Raisi stated travellers arriving from Europe must be holding damaging take a look at outcomes, will likely be examined once more and should self-quarantine even when their take a look at is damaging, state media reported.

Previously, individuals coming from Europe have been solely required to check damaging.

He didn’t say when precisely the brand new measures will go into impact, saying solely “from now on.”

Meanwhile, well being officers stated the Iranian-manufactured Barekat vaccine was discovered efficient towards the extremely contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain.

“Tests conducted on the blood plasma of three volunteers of ‘COVIran Barekat’ vaccine completely neutralized the mutated coronavirus,” Hassan Jalili, who’s in command of the crew that produces the native vaccine, advised state TV.

Iran launched human trials of its first home vaccine candidate late final month, saying this might assist it defeat the pandemic regardless of US sanctions that have an effect on its potential to import vaccines.

It has additionally permitted Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and plans to each import it and produce it.

The nation has recorded greater than 1.four million instances and over 57,800 deaths, in response to authorities knowledge, however there was a decline in new infections in current weeks.

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