Iran extends restrictions as COVID-19 dying toll passes 50,000 | Center East

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 dying 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 had been shut down in its cities, relying on the severity ranges, and attendance at authorities places of work was lowered.

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

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

An evening-time curfew has additionally been prolonged to 278 cities which are presently categorised 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 job pressure, 6,400 individuals 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 “pink”.

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

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

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


Based on Rouhani, whereas most elements of Iran – together with Tehran – had been experiencing downward trajectories, circumstances had 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 each day an infection fee of 14,051 on November 27 whereas the best single-day dying toll of 486 was registered on November 16.

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