In Iran, which is experiencing the fifth wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, restrictions on the activities of public and private enterprises come into force from today. However, despite record rates of daily increase in morbidity and mortality, events on the occasion of the month of Muharram are held as usual.
Iran is currently experiencing the fifth wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, August 11, 42,541 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the country per day, 620 people died. This is the record for both morbidity and mortality since the start of the pandemic.
The situation in the country could be further aggravated by low vaccination rates and acute vaccine shortages.
The head of the Iranian Food and Drug Administration, Mohammad Ryza Shanesaz, said that the fifth wave of coronavirus in Iran is many times more difficult than the previous ones. The consumption of medicines used in the treatment of coronavirus has increased 10 times.
The daily increase in mortality in Iran exceeds 600 people, the number of infections is 40 thousand. Against this background, the National Council for the Fight against Coronavirus, headed by President Ebrahim Raisi, decided on August 14 to introduce a number of new restrictions.
So, from August 16 to 21, government agencies, banks, shopping centers and enterprises of secondary importance will be closed.
However, the authorities did not impose a ban on holding events on the occasion of the month of Muharram and commemoration, although it is they that are more conducive to the spread of the virus.
The restrictions take effect on Monday 16 August. All facilities on the main streets of Tehran have already been closed.
In Iran, 620 deaths from coronavirus were recorded the day before, the daily increase in the incidence was 36,736 people. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 97,828 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in the Islamic Republic, the number of cases of infection with a dangerous infection has exceeded 4.425 million.
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