Iran Defense Ministry Produces Advanced Thermal Cameras

Iran Defense Ministry Produces Advanced Thermal Cameras

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Ministry launched the mass production of advanced thermal cameras used to screen people for the illness caused by the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, as all provinces of the country are struggling with the infectious disease.

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, the defense industry’s experts made round-the-clock efforts and conducted research and managed to mass produce thermal cameras used to screen the people for detecting coronavirus patients, according to the Defense Ministry’s Public Relations Department.

Speaking at a ceremony held on Wednesday to unveil the advanced thermal cameras, the managing director of Iran Electronics Industries said the Defense Ministry regards the suffering of the people as its own.

Defense industry experts have managed to produce state-of-the-art thermal cameras that have been completely designed by domestic technology and software through mobilizing all scientific capacities, he added.

Iran’s administration on Thursday extended the closure of all schools and universities nationwide until the end of the current Iranian year (March 19) as the country is struggling with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

First detected in Wuhan city in central China in December, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries.

More than 4,200 people have died of COVID-19 across the world, and more than 113,000 people have also been infected, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). About 64,000 people have also recovered from the illness, globally.

The death toll from COVID-19 outbreak in Iran has risen to 291. Meanwhile, more than 2,700 coronavirus patients have recovered from the respiratory disease and discharged from hospitals so far.