In a statement on Sunday, the IRGC said it has always stood by the Iranian nation at the time of disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, stressing that in efforts to contain the virus, it has relied on the experience of addressing threats during the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s, such as countering microbial and chemical attacks.
The statement said the IRGC has been working in close coordination with the Iranian Health Ministry since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, and is fully prepared for any more cooperation with the country’s health sector in the battle with COVID-19.
The IRGC has prepared hospitals and medical centers, begun disinfection operations, and supplied the necessary medical equipment in the efforts to contain the coronavirus, the statement added, giving an assurance that the IRGC and the Basij forces will be prepared to work hard and cooperate with the other sectors until the coronavirus is fully contained and the situation returns to normal.
The statement also denounced the psychological war and media campaign launched by the enemies with the purpose of downplaying Iran’s medical capabilities, saying the international organizations such as the World Health Organization have acknowledged Iran’s knowledge, capabilities, and sufficient capacities for the fight against the coronavirus.
According to Iran’s Health Ministry, the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the country has risen to 43 and the total number of confirmed cases to 593.