April 30 – May 6, 2021:
The fourth wave of coronavirus infections now appears to have subsided in most Iranian provinces. But the death toll remains high, at an officially-recorded 300 to 400 per day. Two other variants of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India and South Africa have also reportedly entered Iran, with cases confirmed in the provinces of Hormozgan, Yazd, Bushehr and West Azerbaijan.
May 10 – May 13:
On Monday, the acting governor of the port city of Mahshahr in Khuzestan sounded the alarm about new, more infectious strains coronavirus spreading to and from the city via water corridors. The lack of public awareness about vaccines, he said, was making the situation all the more dangerous.
May 21 – May 27:
The two coronavirus variants first detected in South Africa and India are still stalking southern Iranian cities. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that cases of “black fungus” infections have been found among Iranians who recovered from Covid-19.