TEHRAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 100,000 nurses have been infected with COVID-19 in Iran since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, of whom 120 have died, Iran's Nursing Organization said on Tuesday.
Soon after recovering from the virus, the nurses resume their duty, Mirzabeigi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.
Referring to the shortage of nurses in Iran, he said that despite 53,000 employment permits for nurses in the past years, only 3,000 nurses have been employed.
He also urged the health authorities to immediately complete vaccination among nurses in the country.
Iran on Tuesday reportedly started mass production of its domestic COVID-19 vaccine, named COV-Iran Barekat.