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US News Covid-19: Hassan Rohani announces new containment measures in Iran

01:20  27 september  2020
01:20  27 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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COVID - 19 in Iran : Coronavirus outbreak, measures and impact. First deaths in the country were officially announced on 20 February in Qom. The higher mortality rate in Iran suggests the coronavirus-infected in the country could be much higher than the reported numbers.

The fresh round of punitive measures , announced earlier this week by the Trump administration, targets 27 individuals and entities within Iran , taking aim at the The Iranian president minced no words, calling him “a gentleman whose [title] is the foreign minister but who is the minister of crimes.”

Dans le Grand Bazar de Téhéran, le 22 juillet 2020. © AP Photo / Vahid Salemi In the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, July 22, 2020.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced new containment measures for stem the rapid rise in contamination.

With our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi

Hassan Rohani called for measures to be taken against people who do not wear a mask.

Likewise, it authorized the governors to take containment measures in certain regions where the situation has become critical. This is particularly the case for the provinces of Qom, Tehran and Isfahan.

Finally, he announced that religious ceremonies were banned across the country for the fortieth day of the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, the third successor of the prophet revered by Shia Muslims.

The number of people infected has increased sharply in recent days. The authorities are issuing the warnings to the population as the number of deaths has exceeded 25,000 people.

The Iranian capital is particularly affected since more than 60% of hospitalizations of patients affected by Covid-19 are in Tehran.

Iran is the country most affected by the pandemic in the Middle East and the failure to respect distancing and the wearing of masks by the population is worsening the situation.

Coronavirus: Iran is preparing new containment measures .
IRAN-CORONAVIRUS: Coronavirus: Iran is preparing new containment measures © Reuters / SPUTNIK CORONAVIRUS: IRAN IS PREPARING NEW CONTAINMENT MEASURES (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday authorized the country's provinces to impose containment measures whenever necessary to stem the rapid increase in the number of cases of infections with the new coronavirus.

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