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Iran extends restrictions as COVID-19 demise toll passes 50,000


Partial shutdowns, curfews and intra-city journey restrictions prolonged for areas throughout Iran.

Tehran, Iran – Iran has prolonged many coronavirus-related restrictions throughout the nation as its COVID-19 demise toll went previous 50,000 on Saturday.

Iran, the worst affected nation within the Center East, is battling its third wave of the epidemic.

On Thursday, it surpassed a million coronavirus circumstances.

Cities throughout the nation, together with capital Tehran, have simply emerged from partial two-week shutdowns.

All however important companies have been shut down in its cities, relying on the severity ranges, and attendance at authorities places of work was decreased.

Officers often replace a colour-coded checklist of cities and counties based mostly on the variety of confirmed COVID-19 hospitalisations, classifying them from “white” denoting no hazard to “purple” that exhibits the very best stage of alarm.

As introduced on Saturday, partial shutdowns will proceed in areas nonetheless labeled as “purple”.

An evening-time curfew has additionally been prolonged to 278 cities which can be at the moment labeled as “orange”, denoting areas which have improved.

A compulsory masks rule will proceed to be enforced throughout the nation.

Based on Alireza Raisi, a spokesman of the nationwide coronavirus activity pressure, 6,400 folks with coronavirus have additionally been barred from getting on public transport.

‘Tehran on the brink’

Based on the authorities, the two-week shutdown improved Tehran’s standing to “orange” after months of being in “purple”.

On Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani warned that Tehran was “on the brink” of slipping again and if folks and authorities weren’t extraordinarily vigilant, the metropolis may regress to pre-shutdown situations.

A report by the state broadcaster on Saturday confirmed metro stations and buses in Tehran have been as soon as once more packed as companies reopened.

“Naturally it’s extra crowded once more, folks must go to work,” one man, who was inside a packed bus, stated.


Based on Rouhani, whereas most components of Iran – together with Tehran – have been experiencing downward trajectories, circumstances have been rising in seven areas and required rapid consideration.

“We should proceed being cautious even when a vaccine arrives,” stated Rouhani.

Iran skilled its highest every day an infection price of 14,051 on November 27 whereas the very best single-day demise toll of 486 was registered on November 16.