Iran’s coronavirus crisis, in 3 photos of apparent mass grave trenches


New satellite photo shows the Cov of the crisis in Iran may be worse than its government is to allow—or, at least, the country’s leaders are preparing for the worst.

The picture, taken on 1 by private space technology company Maxar technology, first reported by the New York Times. Image display two large funeral of the trenches recently dug cemetery outside Qom, Iran’s religious capital. Because about 100 yards of new burial space is terrible: the country is experiencing a deadly outbreak of the disease, it may only be growing.

Iran has about 10,000 diagnosed with the disease Cov 12 months, but there is also potentially suspect more.

A Maxar analysts tell me that the trenches were very fast and unlike the previous method, Iranians have been digging at the site. More importantly, there’s even one image shows a large pile of lime, Iranian health officials have said are being used to bury those who died of coronavirus.

This means that these trenches are likely in a hurry to deal with a growing majority. The count of the regime, including many senior officials also suffering from the disease are trying to curb.

Satellite image©2020 Maxar technology

Satellite image©2020 Maxar technology

Satellite image©2020 Maxar technology

It gets real bad in Iran, especially Qom

Last week, CNN reported that dozens of deaths of the Iranian people were put in black body bags on the floor of a Combe morgue. It is unclear how many of these people have died of this virus, if any. But it stressed how the city, the place considered to be sacred in Shiite Islam and a main center of Shiite Islamic learning, is trying to cope with a major crisis.

Two medical workers in Qom, told CNN that fears of the coronavirus led to a stop in a traditional Islamic funeral, which includes washing the body with soap and water before laying it to rest. On the contrary, these institutions are treated with calcium oxide lime—so they don’t infect the soil of virus.

Ali Ramezani, Director of the Behesht-e Masoumeh morgue in Qom told state-run television, there is now a”pile up”of bodies in the facility, as they await testing.

It is unclear if the system will get treatment of crisis any time soon. In the meantime, Qom realize what is at stake.

Correction: a previous version of the article said the photo first reported by the Washington Post. The New York Times is first.

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