Tehran (IP) - Iranian President underscored that the social distancing plan will continue by becoming a smart social distancing, as the country is fighting coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Iran Press/Iran News: "We have had good success in the first and second stages of this plan and now we are in the third stage of implementing smart social distancing and its coordinates must be clear and outlined," Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with heads of committees of National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus on Saturday.

President Rouhani stressed at the meeting that the heads of committees are obliged to make an accurate assessment of the impact of the intensification of the social distancing plan, saying, "To ensure the establishment of a stable situation in corona management after getting into normal life, various protocols should be carefully designed in all areas and implemented in accordance with each business."

"We should not make decisions without studying; people should know that any decision made in the government is based on careful scientific studies and in consultation with all specialists," he added.

People's health is our first priority, said Rouhani, adding, "Alongside people's health, their living, small businesses, the underprivileged and our children's future are also important."

He continued, "We must know that the main economic damages of coronavirus affect the less-privileged classes of the society and people expect the government not to let coronavirus ruin their health and living, and this means that we must ensure both people's health and their economic situation are protected." 101

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