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Tehran begins another round of coronavirus lockdowns 

Iran has announced a new wave of restrictions in red zones as well as the capital.
An Iranian man rides a motorbike at Enghelab Square in the center of the capital, Tehran, on July 20, 2021, as authorities tighten restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tehran announced a week of new restrictions as coronavirus cases in the country continue to climb.

According to Health Ministry officials, in the last 24 hours over 27,000 individuals have contracted COVID-19, leading to over 2,000 hospitalizations. Also in the last 24 hours, there were 213 deaths from the virus, which brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths to over 87,000. However, Health Ministry officials have previously said the actual numbers could be twice as high as the confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths.

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