Review Article

Why the COVID-19 Is Not Significantly Reduced in Iran?

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was transported from China to Iran via passengers. The virus is transmitted through droplets from coughing, sneezing, talking and contact with infected surfaces. Due to high transmissibility in places such as clinics, medical offices, buses and offices where there are large crowds, it spread rapidly in Iran and caused the mortality of a significant number of people, especially the elderly with underlying disease. Preventing travel and gatherings, as well as applying house quarantine in Apr 2020, reduced COVID-19 somewhat but then due to lack of attention to social distancing, reducing the use of masks by the people and inappropriate decisions by the national committee on combating coronavirus (NCCC), including reducing the working hours of public offices and shops, reducing the staff of government offices, monopoly on the distribution of essential materials and supplies, the presence of overcrowding in clinics of medical centers, hospitals, and private clinics caused the decline of the disease in the country to decrease. Measures can be taken to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible, including: rapid detection of infected people, their isolation, contact tracing, quarantine of people over 65 and under 15, protection of the elderly, prevention of gatherings, forcing the use of protective equipment in possible gatherings, and electronicizing public services.

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IssueVol 50 No 7 (2021) QRcode
SectionReview Article(s)
Published2021-07-01
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i7.6616
Keywords
SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 Transmission Crowding Isolation Quarantine

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Asgharzadeh M, Mahdavi Poor B, Asgharzadeh V, Pourostadi M, Samadi Kafil H, Vegari A, Taghinejad Z, Bairamy A, Rashedi J. Why the COVID-19 Is Not Significantly Reduced in Iran?. Iran J Public Health. 50(7):1303-1310.