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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Iran COVID-19 Postage Stamp - World's First Stamp on CoronaVirus Theme

Iran has unveiled World's First postage stamp on Fight Against COVID-19 outbreak, honouring medical professionals as frontline fighters of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The stamp was issued on 17 March 2020, on an Iranian government website.
Iran COVID-19 Postage Stamp - 2020
The new stamp from Iran is inscribed “National Heroes” in English on the lower left of the main design.

The design of this 18,000-rial commemorative shows four people and includes symbolic images based on electron micrographs of the Coronavirus.

Three of the four people depicted on the stamp appear to be medical professionals wearing face masks. The fourth person, just to the right of the English inscription, appears to be a soldier wearing a gas mask.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the stamp as part of a cabinet meeting. This is probably the first postage stamp in the world related to this coronavirus pandemic.

On March 3, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced plans to mobilize 300,000 troops to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.

According to information on the website of the National Iranian Postal Company, the new stamp salutes “the sacrifices of the country’s medical staff as front-line efforts to fight the coronavirus.

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