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43 Iranian cities, including Tehran, under ‘severe restrictions’ because of COVID-19

With rising coronavirus case numbers, Iran is set to implement new restrictions in Tehran and other cities until Nov. 21.

At a meeting of the anti-coronavirus task force today, President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran would be facing new restrictions.

Rouhani praised the efforts of the various agencies working over the last eight months to combat the virus. He said that only 50% of government employees will report to work in the province of Tehran, one of the hardest-hit provinces in the country. The new restriction will be in place until Nov. 21. Other government employees in the province will presumably continue remote work.

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