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President at cabinet session:

We can export COVID-19 test kits, antibody/ In the hard days of coronavirus peak, all sectors were active/ If we think we have done our job in the fight against coronavirus and it is the final step, we will definitely lose/ This virus is a test for the efficiency of all countries and systems in the world

The president described the outbreak of coronavirus a test for the effectiveness of all countries and systems around the world, and praised people’s support and the sincere services of the medical staff, saying, "In the hard days of coronavirus peak, all sectors were active”.

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Wed 22 - April 2020 - 11:13

Dr Hassan Rouhani said at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that if we think we have done our best in the fight against coronavirus and these are the final steps, we will certainly lose, adding, "We will succeed if this is accompanied by the continuation of people's observing health protocols”.

Parts of Dr Rouhani's speech is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

We congratulate the dear people, as well as all Muslims, on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, which will begin next week.

Ramadan is a month that encourages us to trust, inspire, and help others, we have always needed Ramadan, and this year we need it more than previous years.

The holy month of Ramadan is a month of mercy, blessing and forgiveness. This year, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, all Muslims have special conditions during the holy month of Ramadan, and worship cannot be done in groups during this month, and it becomes individual.

People are well aware that the outbreak of coronavirus is a test for the effectiveness of all countries and systems around the world.

All nations are working hard, some have been more successful, some have been less successful, and it is at the end of the day that scores are determined. .

Praise be to God, what we can claim about Iran is that the skills of the medical staff and their mastery of the work have increased day by day.

Today, our doctors and nurses have greatly increased their dominance, mastery, skill, familiarity, and ability to fight the virus compared to a month or two before. This is a great privilege.

Our people cooperated a lot, I mentioned before, and today I saw the figures again, which show that a month ago, when people were asked to reduce the among of travel, they responded very well.

Our people responded positively to the call of the medical staff and the government, as well as to all intellectuals, scholars and experts. This was the second important point, and the third point was the provision of equipment.

Why in the first days nurses and doctors were worried and more at risk? This was because there was not enough equipment in hospitals, the masks they needed was not enough, the gowns they needed were not enough and maybe in some hospitals, ventilators they wanted was not enough, the test kits were not enough, and even disinfectants and cleaning products were not enough.

The great jihad to meet the country's needs for cleaning products and medical equipment have resulted in us exporting some of these items. The fact that today, we can export disinfectants and cleaning products to countries that need them is very important.

Even in producing masks, I hope we can reach a point in the future where we can be an exporter in these areas, and we can export COVID-19 test kits and antibody.

It was very important that everyone was working during the difficult days of coronavirus, and here I have to thank all the executive organs, the armed forces and the private sector, which were all active in difficult days.

If it were not for these activities, then our market would not be saturated and people's needs would not be met, because we had to not only fight this virus but also solve people's problems and their daily needs.

Let’s not think about a small group that take advantage of sanctions one day, and take advantage of coronavirus outbreak the other. We are very sorry that this small minority is taking orders from the outside, and unfortunately, they echo whatever they say.

On the Internet and other places, on the corner of a newspaper, in a media and everywhere, they are looking to spread anxiety and distrust among people. You know that no medicine for corona is higher than people's trust and spirits, and if our spirit, mutual trust and mental vitality are high, this virus will affect us less.

Gradual reopening was a necessity for the country and if people continue to observe health protocols, we will succeed.

Unnecessary exit from home is still against health protocols, any gathering is against the law. Institutions must also be careful not to announce anything that will create a public gathering.

I would like to tell the dear and noble people that to date, no scientist, no medical centre, no health centre, no international organisation has been able to predict when human beings will get rid of coronavirus.

Because it is not clear, the disease may be with us for a month, it may be 2 months, 10 months, or until the end of the year. It is not clear to us.

This will be the case until humans reach a definitive cure for the disease or develop a safe vaccine.

So until the next few months, and until the issue becomes clear and definite, we have to live with coronavirus and we must take all the necessary precautions.

We will succeed if this is accompanied by the continuation of people's observing health protocols.

Another issue I want to talk about here is that today the whole world is in trouble in terms of economy and managing the country, and who would have thought that a virus could change economy and destroy all economic predictions?

You can see what special conditions have been created in the world today for imports, exports, needs and especially in some matters, such as travel, tourism, transportation, and the conditions that we see today regarding oil have been unimaginable.

All the oil-rich countries, including us, will suffer losses when these conditions arise, but the losses of some are very high and our losses are a little less. 

However, all those countries that have relied on crude oil, are having difficult situations, and because our reliance on crude oil has decreased, willingly or unwillingly, with our own will or with the imposition of the enemy, our losses will certainly be less.

I would like to thank the country's economic sector and the fact that we have grown in agriculture and industry in the last three months of the year is very important.

Thank God, the numbers we see in inflation were good. The announcement that our point-to-point inflation has reached 19 percent and that 12-month inflation has reached 32 percent indicates that the path is still towards the reduction of inflation.

Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh


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