In Iran, nearly 300 people died, thousands were injured following the ingestion of methanol on the background of false rumors in social networks that it helps the coronavirus
photovs / DepositPhotos According to the Iranian Ministry of health, the number of people infected in the country for the day was 3076 people
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In Iran, nearly 300 people died more than a thousand injured after the use of methanol against the background of false rumors in social networks that it helps the coronavirus, writes The Independent, citing Iranian media. Iranian doctor close to the country’s Ministry of health, told the AP that the situation is even worse: the victims are already 480, victims – 2.8 thousand.
the Adviser of the Ministry of health of Hossein Hassanian stated that Iranian doctors in such conditions it is necessary to fight on two fronts: to combat coronavirus and to cure people from alcohol poisoning. According to preliminary data, among the victims were five-year-old, according to information in social networks, is blind and isI’m breathing apparatus after parents fed him a dangerous liquid. Over the past two weeks for the sale of methanol was arrested a few people.
Iranian social network spread a story from a British tabloid that some cases supposedly were able to recover from coronavirus with whiskey and honey. In conjunction with the recommendations to use for hygiene disinfectants containing alcohol some wrongly came to the conclusion that the use of liquids with a high alcohol content can kill the virus.
According to the Iranian Ministry of health, the number of people infected in the country for the day was 3076 people, reports TASS. This record new confirmed cases of virus transmission from person to person during the day in the country. The total number of cases exceeded 35 thousand people. Died 2517 people (+139 per night). 11.7 thousand, according to official figures, has recovered.
Earlier, Iran has issued a warrant for the arrest of the cleric of Mortaz of Kohansal calling itself the “Islamic doctor”. He gave a sick coronavirus supposedly a miracle cure – “the fragrance of the Prophet”, which hospitalized rubbed under his nose. One of the “patients” of Kohansal died a few days after that, reports NEWSru Israel. The clergy is charged with endangering public health.