Rouhani says 35 million Iranians may contract coronavirus

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    "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said 35 million Iranians may contract the coronavirus as the country still did not have herd immunity although a quarter of the population may be infected."

    ""Our estimate is that up to now, 25 million Iranians have been infected with this virus," Rouhani said during a televised meeting of the country's virus-fighting task force on Saturday.
    "We have to consider the possibility that 30 to 35 million more may face infection."
    It appears to be the first time a senior Iranian official has indicated the country is seeking to defeat COVID-19 via herd immunity."

    Iran seems to be offering itself as the 'herd immunity' control country.

    "Rouhani also said Iran may have to prepare itself for double the number of hospitalisations it has had in the past five months, according to the health ministry's study."
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