Tehran (IP) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that new COVID-19 related restrictions will be applied in the capitals of 25 provinces and 46 cities of the country for ten days from Wednesday, as the virus cases are on the rise.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking at the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus on Saturday, Rouhani stated: "Under this restriction, all activities, mainly related to educational activities and gatherings on various occasions, will be banned for ten days until next Friday.”

Rouhani added: “Restrictions that were previously approved for 43 cities have been extended in this meeting.”

He stressed the need for public cooperation and observing health protocols to contain the disease successfully.

The President also extended his congratulations on the birth of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and the arrival of Unity Week.

With the start of the autumn, Iran has entered the third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak and as a result, the number of new cases and deaths has raised again. 

The Spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health Sima Sadat Lari announced on Friday that 604,952 people in the country have been infected with the coronavirus, and 477,003 of the total infected people have recovered.


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