Iran authorities have announced that they decided to close all government institutions, banks, and shops as of the beginning of the next week for five days to keep COVID-19 at bay.
Ali Reza Raisi, a spokesman for the Iranian National Commission to fight COVID-19, made a statement today, Saturday, saying that travel between all cities in Iran will be prohibited as of tomorrow, Sunday up to next Friday.
He indicated that travel permits will be abolished, affirming that all citizens must adhere to health protocols to avoid more infections.
He added that during the days to come, people of necessary professions, stores of basic goods, and institutions of medical services will be permitted to work during the period of the closedown in the country.
He pointed out that according to the decision of the National Commission, ceremonies of mourning of Imam Hussein will be banned inside the closed places along with preventing the moving parades across the country.
It is worth noting that on August 8, the Ministry of Health in Iran unveiled a record number of infections with the COVID-19 that 40 thousand infections, meanwhile the death toll was 94 thousand cases.
The published figures of the ministry affirmed that the total infections with the deadly virus in Iran exceeded 4.1 million confirmed cases, among them 6462 were in critical condition and receive treatment in intensive care units. However, 3.5 million people recovered from the disease.
The ministry added that 26 million people in Iran were examined so far.
Last Sunday, the new Iranian president, Ibrahim Raisi, received the first dose of a locally made vaccine against the Coronavirus.
Raisi was vaccinated with the Iranian “Barket” vaccine against the Coronavirus, in front of media lenses, in a medical center in the capital, Tehran.