Iranian army showed a Covid-19 ‘remote’ detection device

TEHRAN, (BM) -The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran, Brigadier General Hossein Salami presented today, April 15, at a specially organized event, “a new device that detects and diagnoses coronavirus (Covid-19) in five seconds”, learned citing state news agency IRNA.

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According to the Iranian military leader, this achievement is unique and the equipment was developed by specialists from the Basij militia.

It is indicated that the device creates a magnetic field and can show “infected points within a radius of 100 meters.” General Salami added that blood tests are not required to test people for coronavirus, and the development of Iranian specialists “works remotely”.

The device has already been tested in various hospitals in the country and has shown “80 percent efficiency” in the detection of Covid-19.

According to recent data, almost 75 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in Iran, 4683 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 died.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health of the Islamic Republic in its report warned that the number of pandemic victims in the country could increase to 30,000 by early May if the rules of social distance were relaxed.

As reported, up to half a million Iranians could be infected with coronavirus, a spokesman for the national pandemic task force told IRNA on April 6. “According to current estimates, about 500,000 people in the country are infected with a coronavirus,” said Hamid Suri.

Experts question the official numbers of people infected in a country with a population of over 83 million. Earlier, The Atlantic, an American magazine, suggested that the real number of infected in Iran could be about 2 million.

According to Suri, several Iranian provinces, including the capital, Tehran, are still on an ascending path of the disease. The IRNA interlocutor added that “the coronavirus curve did not align anywhere in the country.”


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