More than 600 persons have died after consuming undiluted alcohol, hoping it protects against COVID-19.
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Ghulam Hussein Ismaili, spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary, said more than 3,000 persons had been poisoned after drinking toxic beverages in an effort to treat the disease.
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He pointed out that many alcoholic drinks that were produced illegally in Iran lack the required standards, adding that a number of people have been arrested as a result of this.
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Iran has reported 3,872 death from COVID-19 while the number of infections had risen to as high as 63,589.