DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s coronavirus circumstances surpassed 2 million on Thursday, with a brand new 24-hour document of over 22,000 infections, the well being ministry stated as the federal government deliberate harder restrictions to curb the spreading contagion.
“Sadly with 118 new fatalities since yesterday, we now have recorded a complete of 63,884 coronavirus deaths…The variety of contaminated folks within the nation has reached 2,006,934 with 22,586 new circumstances since Wednesday,” ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari informed state tv.
Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and a number of other different companies have been closed for 2 weeks, Iranian state media stated, following a pointy enhance in infections over the previous days.
Well being officers have known as on Iranians to keep away from pointless journeys and keep dwelling. Some studies prompt that almost all of Iran’s 31 provinces have moved from the decrease danger orange stage to coronavirus pink alert.
Authorities have blamed the surge above all on thousands and thousands of Iranians ignoring tips and travelling or holding household gatherings throughout Nowruz, the Iranian New Yr vacation that ran for 2 weeks from March 20.
(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Modifying by Mark Heinrich)