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Iran Imposes Restrictions in Hundreds of Cities as COVID-19 Death Toll Rises

Iran Imposes Restrictions in Hundreds of Cities as COVID-19 Death Toll Rises

Saturday, 10 April, 2021 - 05:45
Iranians wear protective face masks and gloves, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they walk in Vali-E-Asr street, in Tehran, Iran, May 12, 2020. (Reuters Photo)

Iran started on Saturday imposing 10 days of restrictions in 257 cities to fight the coronavirus pandemic.


The closures include all parks, restaurants, beauty salons, malls and bookstores.


Iran has more than 800 cities and towns. Only 11 cities are considered entirely safe in terms of infections and have no restrictions, while the rest have varying degrees of restrictions.


Iranian officials said the daily death toll from COVID-19 rose by 155, putting the country’s total at 64,039 as of Friday.


Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said 22,478 new confirmed cases were registered since a day earlier, bringing Iran's total in the pandemic to 2,029,412.


At least 2,567 people were hospitalized with the virus, she added.


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