2020
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Access to Health Care Services for Afghan Refugees in Iran in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Islamic Republic of Iran is among the top 10 countries most affected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide. The first case of the disease was diagnosed on February 19, 2020, in Iran and spread rapidly throughout the country. The latest statistics of COVID-19 in Iran on June 20 indicate that the total number of people living with COVID-19 in Iran reached 202 584, the death toll reached 9507, and the total number of people recovered from the disease so far reached 161 384. The Iranian Government took various measures to respond, including closing schools, universities, and guilds. In addition, the Iranian Government decided to shut down most sectors during the Iranian New Year holidays in March 2020 for 2 weeks. The refugees are a critical population regarding diseases control.