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Iran's Rouhani announces new nationwide closures

With coronavirus cases and deaths rising again, Iran has announced new closures.

With Iran experiencing the third wave of coronavirus cases and deaths, President Hassan Rouhani said that they have no choice but to go back to nationwide shutdowns.

During a meeting of his Cabinet on Nov. 15, Rouhani said that due to the spread of the virus, an increase in the number of cases and deaths, and the pressure on the country’s health care workers, “The administration has no choice but to implement new limitations … and widespread closures.” He added that the closures will be accompanied by aid to vulnerable groups.

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