Iranian President Hasan Rohani has announced that the country will remain in a state of health until at least next January as it is difficult to contain the pandemic that has already left more than 325,000 infections in the country – in part due to the easing of protective measures that are taking place were ordered by the authorities to reactivate the economy.
“We have been in this situation for six months and have to prepare for at least another six months,” said Rouhani before reopening the country.
“We have to find a balance between normality and compliance with restrictive measures,” said the Iranian President in a speech on IRIB television.
The need to reopen the country has resulted in Iran not falling from 2,000 cases a day in months. This Sunday, Ministry of Health spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari reported 2,020 new cases and 163 deaths, up to 18,427 deaths and a total of 326,712 infections in the past hours.