BY AGENCY REPORT
A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary, Ghulam Hussein Ismaili, has said that the number of deaths due to drinking neat alcohol had reached a disturbing figure, adding that more than 3,000 people had been poisoned after drinking toxic beverages in an effort to treat the disease.
According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, more than 600 Iranians have died from the consumption of high-concentrated alcohol believing it protects against the coronavirus.
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He pointed out that many alcoholic drinks that were produced illegally in Iran lack the required standards, adding that a number of people have been arrested as a result of this.
As of Tuesday afternoon, as many as 3,872 have died of the coronavirus in the Islamic Republic while the number of infections reached 63,589.