Iran's CoronaVirus Stamp

19 Mar 2020  Thu

Iran has unveiled a postage stamp honoring medical professionals as frontline fighters of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in that country.

This is probably the first postage stamp in the world related to this coronavirus pandemic. The unveiling was announced Wednesday, March the 17th and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the stamp as part of a cabinet meeting.

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 appears to be a soldier wearing a gas mask.

The new stamp from Iran is inscribed “National Heroes” in English on the lower left of the main design. With the new stamp, the Iranian Government salutes “the sacrifices of the country’s medical staff as front-line efforts to fight the coronavirus.”

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