“These acts of sacrifice were made by medical groups, physicians, nurses, assistants, managers and the staff working in hospitals,” stated Khamenei, who regarded wholesome regardless of rumours that he had been contaminated with the brand new coronavirus that has killed 1,284 individuals in Iran.
Officers near Khamenei, when contacted by Reuters on Wednesday, denied the rumours.
“All these phenomena are a source of dignity and reputation,” stated Khamenei, who has the final say on all state issues.
Nowruz, or “new day” in Persian, is an historic celebration and an important date within the calendar, when households collect and change items. However the coronavirus has overshadowed the celebrations.
“Last year was a tumultuous year for the Iranian nation,” stated Khamenei. “It was a year that began with the floods and that ended with the coronavirus … but we will overcome all hardships with unity.”
He named the brand new Iranian yr, “the year of boosting production”.
In a separate message, President Hassan Rouhani stated Iranians praised docs and nurses for his or her braveness in combating the illness.