The Swedish authorities do not trust that Iran can handle the coronavirus and therefore cease all air traffic to the country.
The Swedish National Board of Health does not trust that the Iranian authorities are able to handle the situation in the country where over 1,500 people have been infected with coronavirus and 66 people have died.
Therefore, all direct air traffic between Sweden and Iran is now suspended. This is stated by the Swedish Transport Agency.
There are some people who get stuck, and we regret that, says Simon Posluk of the Swedish Transport Agency to the newspaper Aftonbladet.
It is difficult and difficult, but the persons must contact their airline and others who can help them in the situation.
Iran is one of the countries most affected by coronavirus. The number of infected persons is 1,501, while the Iranian authorities have stated that 66 people have died as a result of the coronavirus infection.
Thus, Iran is the country that has experienced the most deaths in relation to the coronavirus if you disregard China where the infection first occurred.
Worldwide, nearly 90,000 people are infected with coronavirus. 3,046 have lost their lives.
Our hopes have been for the Iranian authorities to address the situation. But now four or five days have passed. We do not think anything is happening in Iran. We fear that the situation will worsen. If nothing is done, it can become very serious, says Director General of the Swedish Health Board, Johan Carlsson, at a press conference.
When we look at the number of infected and the number of deaths presented by Iran, it does not match the pattern we have seen in other countries. We therefore have reason to believe that the number of infected people is greater.