Drivers account for majority of coronavirus loan applicants in Iran

Public transportation operators, educational centers and beauty salons account for majority of applications submitted for the government-backed coronavirus bailout loans, Iran’s Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare has announced.

Society Economy

Iran Air to resume Tehran-Istanbul flights from September 25

Iran Air has announced in a statement that flights to Istanbul would resume as of September 25 with Flight 719 from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport to Istanbul.


Iran prepares 14 million flu shots amid coronavirus outbreak

The Iranian health ministry is preparing 14 million flu vaccine doses as part of its efforts to head off complications that might impact the healthcare system in the country in the autumn and winter if people simultaneously contract the flu and the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Society Economy

Coronavirus caused Iran’s quarter GDP to shrink by 0.6%: CBI

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic, was to blame for a 0.6-percent contraction in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) without oil in the fiscal year quarter ending June 20.

Macro Economy

Iran’s ground passenger transportation industry recovering gradually from pandemic

Iran’s inland passenger transportation sector’s recovery from the shock of the coronavirus has gathered pace in the past couple of months, a senior official with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development said.


Turkey suspends Iran flights yet again

Turkey has once again put off the resumption of Iran flights to Oct. 2, according to the head of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran.


Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce launches campaign to improve nutrition of children

Iran-Switzerland Joint Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign to improve the nutrition of children under the age of five affected by the socio-economic impacts of coronavirus pandemic.

Joint Chambers

Iran sets up special task force for saffron export

Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) has set up a special task force on the trade of saffron to help boost its export. Iran Chamber of Commerce is a member of the task force.


2.8 million businesses in Iran hit hard by pandemic: Official

The coronavirus has hit hard at an estimated 2.8 million businesses and six million jobs in Iran, according to the director general of Policymaking and Job Department of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.

Society Economy

Iran’s exports to Iraq increase 30% compared to early pandemic months: Businessman

Iran’s exports to Iraq are gradually growing compared to initial months of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East beginning late February, a member of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce says.