Iran: Pasteur Institute carries out over 2,000 COVID-19 tests per day despite sanctions

Footage filmed in Tehran on Wednesday shows the inner workings of the Pasteur Institute of Iran, one of the leading medical research centers of the country, during showcase of Iran's achievements while battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of the Pasteur Institute of Iran Alireza Biglari stated that Iran has had problems procuring test kits due to US economic sanctions. «Except for a few... Еще countries that provided us with kits, there were practically strict limitations imposed due to sanctions, I do not want to refer to companies. We implemented the detection system of the country on small devices. In fact, some countries have some devices that they are capable of carrying out 10,000 tests per day. But you see that we are practically deprived of these state-of-the-art technologies,» Biglari said. Biglari also stated that the Institute Pasteur of Iran is «not only able to carry out over 2,000 tests per day but also it is carrying out its operation as a leader and headquarters to control other laboratories regarding quality, and any possible technical problems and resolve them as well as supplying materials required by other laboratories.» As of Wednesday, Iran has 93,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,957 fatalities, as compiled data by Johns Hopkins University shows. **RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International**

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