Iran Announces Further Easing Of Virus Measures
Umer Jamshaid 13 days ago Sat 23rd May 2020 | 05:41 PM
Iran announced a further relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures on Saturday and said it has started to control the outbreak in nearly a third of its provinces
Tehran, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd May, 2020 ) :Iran announced a further relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures on Saturday and said it has started to control the outbreak in nearly a third of its provinces.
Ten out of Iran's 31 provinces are now in the virus "containment stage", said President Hassan Rouhani in a televised virus taskforce meeting.
The shrines would be open for only six hours a day while observing health protocols, he said at the time.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 1,869 new positive tests for coronavirus in the past 24 hours had raised the country's tally to 133,521.
Jahanpour also raised the death toll to 7,359, with 59 new deaths over the same period.
Ten provinces had declared no new deaths, while six reported one fatality each.
According to Rouhani, 88 percent of Iran's COVID-19 victims were those with underlying health issues.
Experts inside and outside Iran have cast doubt on the country's official figures, and say the real toll could be much higher.