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Iranians look to each other, not government, for solidarity amidst COVID-19

Iranians attempt to lift each other's spirits with comedy, online cooking shows and by writing off debts, among other ways.
TEHRAN, IRAN - MARCH 25: Irans revolutionary guard volunteer members disinfect the entrance of a hospital on March 25, 2020 in Tehran, Iran. Iran is battling the worst outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region and authorities have advised people to stay at home but have not imposed the kinds of lockdowns seen in other countries. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Iranians from all walks of life are supporting each other amidst the anxiety, fear and increasing deaths due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country.

One of the first morale-boosting videos came from a profession hit very hard by the coronavirus — doctors — who have been working nonstop. They posted videos of themselves dancing with each other. The videos went viral, leading to dozens of other similar clips appearing on social media. 

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