RNA – In a statement released by his office, Grand Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Alavi-Gorgani praised the efforts of doctors and nurses caring for those suffering from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and for those observing the health and hygiene advice given by the officials.
Worldwide, there have been more than 471,410 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus and 21,295 deaths. Europe has turned into the new epicentre of the virus, with Italy being the hardest hit country.
In Iran, the respiratory disease has so far killed 2,234 people and infected 29,406 others. A total of 10,457 people have also recovered.
The text of His Eminence’s message is as follows:
In His Name, the Most High
The outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic over the past several weeks has disrupted the natural order of the lives of the people’s in Iran. In these circumstances, what is most noteworthy is the struggles and efforts of the doctors, nurses, managers and colleagues. They are also jihadi and popular forces who spent their Norouz holidays assisting the ill in the hospital.
I give many thanks to the officials and hardworking people of Golestan province, especially the Public Health Advocates Camp, the head of the Golestan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services and all the doctors and nurses, the honourable governor and his colleagues, the honourable mayor of Gorgan and other cities of the province and their colleagues, the Ninava Brigades of the IRGC and Basij and other organs and all jihadi and popular forces who are sincerely and tirelessly seeking to assist the people of the province.
The general public needs to heed the advice of physicians better than ever before and by observing personal and social hygiene and the instructions of the authorities, they can help to eradicate this tribulation.
Also, it is hoped that resorting to the Ahl al-Bayt, praying to the Lord and constant obeyance and humility toward God during the month of Sha’ban which will make it possible for this tribulation to be ended and for the reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi for the Islamic ummah as soon as possible will not be forgotten.
March 26, 2020
Rasa News Agency