coronavirus

Sanctions hamper anti-virus fight in developing countries: Iran

Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations has expressed concern about the effects of unilateral sanctions on developing countries’ fight against the coronavirus outbreak, underlining the need for a coordinated global response to the pandemic.

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Iran to impose widespread shutdown in 150 cities from Nov 21

Iran’s government has ordered a widespread shutdown of cities hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak as daily infections and deaths are setting new records.

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Iran gov’t to pay loan to 10 million households amid coronavirus lockdown

The Iranian government will launch a fresh loan support program to cover 10 million families affected by its restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coroanvirus pandemic.

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Iran tourism arrival down 72% in 8 months

Iran’s tourist arrivals saw a decline of 72% in the first eight months of 2020, according to the latest data of World Tourism Organization.

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Iran planning to tighten restrictions amid virus surge

Iran’s government is considering plans to tighten restrictions across the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as a third wave of infections challenges its healthcare system.

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Iran announces nightly curfew on businesses from 6 pm

The National Coronavirus Taskforce on Saturday issued a night curfew on nonessential businesses in areas hit hardest by the coronavirus, as Iran reported its largest single-day spike in daily Covid-19 cases.

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Iranian health staff get $200m in extra wages amid pandemic

The Iranian government has paid nearly $200 million in extra wages to health workers amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as a third wave of the disease is pushing hospitals in the country to the brink.

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Iran shuts down businesses in 43 counties excluding Tehran

Iran’s National Coronavirus Taskforce shut down non-essential businesses in 43 counties with extremely high Covid-19 transmission rates for one week to slow the spread of a third wave of infections.

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Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as virus toll rises

Iran made mask-wearing mandatory in public in Tehran on Saturday with violations punishable by fines, President Hassan Rouhani said, as a third wave of coronavirus infections sweeps across the country.

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Iran’s new coronavirus cases close to 4,000

More than 3,900 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

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