Rouhani calls for broader monitoring, imposing penalties to ensure observance of health protocols

Tehran (IP) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called for broader supervision and imposing charges based on public demand and the request of the responsible and regulatory bodies to ensure strict and nationwide observance of health guidelines and curb the spread of coronavirus in the society.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking on Thursday at the meeting of the chairmen of the committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus, Rouhani called on the chairmen of the Treatment and Social-Security committees of the National Task Force for Fighting coronavirus to submit regulations in this area.

Speaking on Thursday at the meeting of the chairmen of the committees of the National Task Force for Fighting coronavirus, Hassan Rouhani said: "As it has been the case in other countries, violations have been identified at three levels: offices, businesses and guilds, and public spaces, as well as supervisory bodies."

The president stated: "Regarding offices, violation of the protocols should be considered as administrative violations and according to the administrative rules, the violators should be dealt with decisively and seriously and should be administratively reprimanded.”

Rouhani added: "Regarding businesses, it is necessary to follow the supervision with the help of organizations related to guilds and private enterprises and the Chamber of Guilds, and violators, whether business owners or firms or service recipients, should be dealt with according to the defined crimes."

Rouhani pointed out that the provincial task forces for fighting coronavirus decide according to the previous approvals of the National Task Force and continue to decide with the permission of the ministers of interior and health and in proportion to the outbreak of coronavirus in their provinces.

At the beginning of his speech, the president added: "Concerning the continuation of the outbreak of coronavirus and its new conditions and the increase in the number of patients and deaths, non-compliance with the protocols at the society level require penalties for violators, especially in the coming months due to the possibility of co-occurrence of coronavirus with colds and flu, which makes it more necessary to deal with violators."


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