203 travelers suspected of COVID-19 quarantined
TEHRAN – Some 203 passengers who tested positive at the borders have so far been temporarily quarantined since March 10, as part of a plan to quickly identify suspected cases of coronavirus and prevent the spread of new strains.
Some 551,913 passengers have so far been screened for the coronavirus by heat tests at the country’s official borders, said Mehdi Valipour, head of the Rescue and Rescue Organization affiliated with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS ).
During the aforementioned period, IRCS forces performed 60,686 PCR tests and 79,332 rapid tests, he said, IRNA reported on Sunday.
Some 471 IRCS members are cooperating in implementing the plan in 16 provinces across the country, Valipour concluded.
With the cooperation of the Ministries of Health and Transport, a plan is being implemented to quickly identify and test incoming passengers and to keep them in quarantine facilities, if necessary.
Thirty border checkpoints have been selected, including 18 land borders, nine air borders and three sea borders, all incoming passengers will be tested and referred to quarantine facilities if necessary.
Around 8,000 people enter the country through the borders daily.
On August 22, Iran announced that all travelers must have a negative PCR test certificate or health card to enter the country during the Covid-19 pandemic, IRINN reported.
Due to the prevalence of the delta variant, a negative PCR test is also mandatory for vaccinated passengers, said Mohammad Reza Seif, head of the security and quality assurance department of Imam Khomeini Airport Town Co.
All passengers entering Iran, even if they have been vaccinated and have a vaccination record, must have a negative test result, he said.
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