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Speaking at a Saturday meeting of the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has taken “very great and valuable” measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.

He said Iran’s activities could function as a “roadmap for posterity, a source for the university courses, and a model to fight contagious diseases” that may break out in future.

The president further called on people to keep observing the health protocols during the new Iranian year’s holidays, reminding that the conditions have not reached a stable and reliable state yet.

The coronavirus statistics show that the overall situation in Iran, except in one or two provinces, is satisfactory, the president added, warning though that a fourth wave of pandemic may erupt in case of laxity in carrying out the health regulations.

Iran on Friday registered the lowest number of daily deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic since late May 2020.

More than 1,477,580 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

Three homegrown vaccines have undergone clinical trials in Iran, and several consignments of vaccine have been imported from Russia, China and India.