Public services and banks will remain closed in areas in Iran due coronavirus.
In particular, according to APE-MPE, public services and banks will be closed for six days in Tehran and a neighboring province, in order to stop the spread of the virus in a country where infections are approaching new record levels, they announced today ( 19/7) the authorities.
It is the first time such a measure closure of services and banks is taken in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
Iran has been unable to contain for several weeks what the government has described as a “fifth wave” of the disease due to its spread. Delta mutation.
In Tehran province and neighboring Alborz, public services and banks will be closed from tomorrow Tuesday until next Monday morning, the National Coronavirus Commission announced in a press release.
As Iran prepares for a three-day holiday (Wednesday to Friday) due to the Muslim holiday of Sacrifice, the Commission has also imposed a six-day curfew on or off the two provinces.
Since the announcement of the first cases in February 2020, Iran counts 87,370 dead from Covid-19 out of a total of more than 3.5 million cases, based on the last official daily count.
According to the Ministry of Health, 25,441 new infections were recorded in a period of 24 hours, very close to the record of 25,582 cases, on April 14.