This comes as, Alireza Raisi, added the downward trend in the southern provinces has stopped, and the provinces of Hormuzgan and Sistan and Baluchestan are witnessing increases in daily COVID-19 deaths and infections, iranpress.com reported.
He put the number of the country’s red (very-high risk) cities in terms of the coronavirus spread at 13, saying 208 towns are in the orange (high-risk) zones.
The number of the yellow (medium-risk) cities stands at 227, the spokesman noted.
Commenting on the progress of the public vaccination in the country, the official said Iran failed to receive the three million doses of the vaccine that were supposed to be delivered three weeks ago, adding the first dose of the vaccine will definitely be administered to all groups before the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2022).
The spokesman also urged the presidential candidates to strictly observe the health protocols in their campaigns and refrain from politicizing coronavirus and vaccination.