Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard, both under house arrest since 2011 over their role in the post-election protests of 2009, have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 286 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 77,222.
Spokesman for Iran's Food and Drug Organisation says the country will receive 1.4 million doses of the Italian-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday night.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a visit to Syria, held talks with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad on Wednesday.
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 351 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 75,261.
The Iranian president says COVID-19 has reached the crest of its fourth peak in all provinces across the nation, and now the trend of the disease is on the decline.
Phase one of the human trial of the Iranian-made “Fakhra” coronavirus vaccine has been completed with over 100 individuals receiving the jab.
One of the Iranian institutions producing homegrown vaccines for COVID-19 says the country will be producing some 25 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine each month by mid-summer, 2021.
A COVID-19 authority says an Iranian mutated strain of coronavirus may hit the country in the future.
Iran is to launch phase three of the clinical trial of the coronavirus vaccine jointly produced by Iran and Cuba.