A deputy commerce minister stated on Thursday that the 2 cargoes will arrive in southern ports of Iran later within the day to assist well being authorities reply to growing calls for for the N95 masks in hospitals and clinics.
Hossein Modarres Khiabani stated the shipments have been 4 occasions the dimensions of a earlier batch of medical gear and masks that arrived in Iran earlier this week and included three million N95 masks.
Respirator masks usually are not particularly accredited for medical functions however they’ve turn out to be an efficient instrument for stopping the unfold of coronavirus.
Well being care suppliers who’re in direct contact with coronavirus sufferers throughout Iran have confronted a scarcity of drugs in latest weeks.
Modarres Khiabani stated that home producers had additionally elevated their output of 3-layer masks, generally known as surgical masks, and respirators to assist reply to the rising demand within the nation.
He stated output for masks inside Iran had nearly tripled to achieve 900,000 per day, with out providing a breakdown on figures associated to N95 masks.
Well being authorities stated on Thursday that loss of life toll from the unfold of the brand new coronavirus in Iran had reached 1,248, together with 149 individuals who died over the previous 24 hours.
A complete of 18,407 individuals have examined constructive for coronavirus because it was noticed in Iran on February 19. Some 5,979 sufferers have recovered from the sickness.