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Tehran tightens restrictions after new coronavirus cases increase

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Tehran authorities have again adopted restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital of Iran, Fars agency said on Saturday.

In July, Iran recorded a record number of daily deaths from COVID-19 three times. Last Thursday (9), 221 deaths from the coronavirus were reported in a single day.

According to the News Fars, the governor of the capital’s region, Anoushirvan Mohseni Bandpey, has banned funeral ceremonies and weddings in the face of increased spread of the disease.

Likewise, the authorities ordered the closing of gyms and swimming pools for a week. In addition, the coronavirus control center called for a ban on meetings with more than ten people.

At the same time, Iranian President Hasan Rohani declared that the country cannot afford to stop the economy and reiterated that the population must observe doctors’ recommendations, in particular regarding the use of masks, which has become mandatory in enclosed spaces and public places from 5 July.

Last month, Iran saw a sharp increase in daily deaths from COVID-19. According to the authorities, this would still be the first wave of the pandemic, which presented its maximum daily rates in late March, early April and in June.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Iran has registered 255,000 cases of the new coronavirus, with 12,600 deaths due to the disease.

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