Rouhani: Iran to start COVID-19 vaccination by mid-February

Rouhani: Iran to start COVID-19 vaccination by mid-February
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President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccination will start by the end of Iranian month of Bahman (mid February), APA reports citing IRNA.

President Rouhani said that the first stage of vaccination, will cover the medical staff and high-risk groups, adding that situation will be completely different after the vaccination.

He said that currently, million-strong doses of foreign vaccines have been imported for vaccination,

Rouhani hoped for providing home-made vaccines in summer.

He said that tourism is an important economic sector in Iran, adding that revitalizing tourism will be helpful for the national economy.

President Rouhani hailed reports of growing number of tourists visiting Iran over the last few years.

He pointed to opening over 2,200 tourism projects during the incumbent government, saying that some 670 hotels are now under construction.

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