Businesses Without High Risk to Open in Iran
Iranian President Hasan Ruhani said businesses without high risk could start working in Tehran on April 18 and in other states on April 11.
Iran President Hasan Ruhani stated that commercial activities could be continued in addition to the health measures taken to combat the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. ” said.
According to Iranian state television, President Ruhani made evaluations about the epidemic in the country at the “National Meeting of the Council for Coronavirus” held in the capital Tehran and chaired by him.
Ruhani, “The regime forces opponents to choose between health and economy. Whereas, health measures can be carried out simultaneously with commercial activities,” said.
Stating that some commercial enterprises may start their operations in the coming days, provided that they comply with the necessary precautions, Ruhani said, “Enterprises that do not require people to be present and do not have high risk will be able to start their activities in Tehran on April 18 and in other states on April 11.” he said.
Ruhani said that from Saturday, April 11, government departments will start serving the public with two-thirds of staff, and from that date, official institutions will be open from 07.00 to 14.00.
Stating that the ban on visiting holy places will continue until April 19, Ruhani noted that the interval given to primary and secondary schools and universities until April 18 could be extended.
– Measures taken in Iran
Checkpoints were set up at the entrances of major cities in Iran on 7 March to restrict public travel. On the 25th of March, the ban was expanded and a ban on travel and exit from the states was introduced.
While education was interrupted at primary and secondary schools and universities across the country, sports and arts organizations were also canceled. Shopping points other than markets, greengrocers and pharmacies, where the basic needs of the people were met, were closed until April 8.
Spreading from China to the world, Covid-19 was first seen in the city of Kum on February 19 in Iran and then spread throughout the country.