Covid-19: Doctor speaks out about Iran’s handling of pandemic

We are continuing our coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East. Iran is one of the most affected countries in the region – authorities have reported more than 6,000 deaths there. But observers and health experts say the numbers are actually much higher. After weighing the economic risks against those related to health, the country’s leaders decided to reopen businesses in late April, followed by schools and mosques. We are talking to a doctor from Tehran, who was on the front line of the battle against Covid-19. He asked that his identity be hidden.

Meanwhile in Israel, a medical center in Tel Aviv cares for pregnant women who have contracted the coronavirus. Expectant mothers are considered a high risk group for other respiratory illnesses. Our correspondents Irris Makler, Antoine Mariotti and Cécile Galluccioreport.

Finally, with limited online content in Arabic, young children in detention in the Middle East find it difficult to be entertained. Reem Ali Adeeb, an animation artist in Los Angeles, and his sister Sandi, a speaker in Qatar, intervened by creating a new YouTube channel. We tell you more.