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President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has ordered several organizations to stay fully prepared to handle the situation following a 5.1-magnitude temblor that struck capital Tehran and nearby cities early Friday.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has praised the Islamic Republic’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus saying the actions taken by Iran’s Red Crescent Society during this period have been very significant.
A huge fire at a residential building in the Iranian city of Qom has killed five people and injured 66 others.
As heavy snow has blanketed much of northern Iran, President Hassan Rouhani has ordered four ministers to take whatever action necessary to swiftly aid people in the affected areas and address their problems.
At least seven people have been killed and 85 others wounded in the heavy snowfall and avalanches that hit northern Iran, especially Gilan and Ardabil provinces.
As the 38th edition of Fajr Film Festival has gotten underway in Iran, the festival organizers are donating the opening ceremony funds to the people affected by flooding in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Iran’s Health Minister Saeid Namaki has told his Turkish counterpart the Islamic Republic is ready to send relief and rescue teams to help the people affected by the heavy earthquake that struck the north-western neighbour of Iran on Friday night.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has travelled to the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan to have a first-hand assessment of damages and people's conditions.