Islamic Republic of Iran Operationalizes Nationwide Lockdown for Further Containing of the Virus

  November 21, 2020   News ID 802
Islamic Republic of Iran Operationalizes Nationwide Lockdown for Further Containing of the Virus
Iran's President on Saturday said that the main goal of the restrictions and the lockdown of Iran's cities is to control the transmission and to minimize the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS, Nov. 21: Hassan Rouhani on Saturday at the meeting of the at the National Task Force Against Coronavirus referred to the start of "Comprehensive Coronavirus Combat Plan" on Saturday - November 21 - saying: "This plan will be implemented from today in cities with red, orange and yellow status."

Recalling the COVID-19 related limitations at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the last march, he said: "In fact, at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, which was in March of last year and April of this year, we had a very difficult period." Adding that regulations were made that the people cooperated well, and when we entered May, the pressure was completely reduced."

Rouhani added: "Since the beginning of May when the pressure had decreased until today, about 6 months have passed. During this period, unfortunately, in some provinces, we faced the second wave and recently the third wave of corona disease, which we decided to close cities smartly."

Rouhani also stressed the need to identify and treat infected people more quickly and taking care of the people who need to be quarantined when there is no need for hospitalization (Source: IranPress).