Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30000

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Iran says it has repelled large-scale cyberattacks on its government institutions

Speaking in her daily briefing on Thursday, Iran's Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari added that the pandemic has claimed 256 lives in 24 hours while the total death toll stands at 29,605.

Sources told Reuters this April that hackers working in Iran's interests had targeted the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organization during the coronavirus outbreak.

Iran had earlier blamed the US, Israel and some other countries of trying to break into its networks, saying that the country's agencies have been placed on high alert for hacking attempts.

Iran occasionally says it has thwarted cyberattacks on its infrastructure, although it has disconnected much of its infrastructure from the internet after the Stuxnet computer virus, widely believed to be a joint U.S. Prior to now week, the federal government mandated that every one Tehran residents put on face masks outdoor and in public locations, warning violators could be fined. Officials promised those who tested positive would be closely tracked.

Motion restrictions this spring considerably checked the unfold of the illness. Then the federal government swiftly reopened the nation, determined to spice up its stricken financial system. Since June, the case count has steadily increased - and spiked to new heights in recent weeks.

Long before the virus hit, Iran's economy was ailing, pummeled by USA sanctions after the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal in 2018 from Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers. As the death toll soared this week, the nation's currency plunged to its lowest level ever, following the United States administration's decision last week to blacklist Iranian banks that had so far escaped the bulk of re-imposed American sanctions.

The government also reported 4,830 new cases on Wednesday.

The nation's Well being Ministry mentioned exams discovered 1,538 new instances of the virus, pushing the general variety of instances to 114,387. Overall recoveries are at 106,354.

Recorded infections have soared again in recent weeks, as authorities have relaxed restrictions and resumed schools for in-person instruction. While coming amid an aggressive testing campaign, the upward trend has raised fears that authorities could reinstate lockdowns in parts of the country that rely heavily on tourism.

Iran is experiencing its third surge of coronavirus infections and says its fight against the coronavirus has been hampered by USA sanctions, which have limited its crude oil sales and its access to foreign banks.

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