Last updated on March 8, 2020
Iran on Saturday reported 21 new deaths in the book coronavirus and 1,076 new cases in the previous 24 hours, bringing the entire tolls into 145 dead and 5,823 infected.
“Over 16,000 individuals are hospitalized as suspect situations,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour stated in a televised news conference as he declared that the tolls.
He added that 1,669 of verified cases have recovered from the disease.
The Islamic republic is combating among the planet’s deadliest outbreaks of this disease outside China, in which it originated.
Iran’s capital Tehran stays the worst-hit state in the nation, with 1,539 supported instances, although the problem is worsening in northern states.
“Mazandaran is on the peak of the list since the crucial constraints (on national traveling) weren’t enforced,” Jahanpour explained.
“Considering a minority aren’t taking the problem seriously and hazard their own and others’ wellbeing, imposing constraints is currently on the schedule.” Iran has closed schools and universities before early April in an attempt to contain the virus, but forthcoming vacations have prompted individuals to travel, particularly to popular destinations in northern states, Jahanpour stated on Friday.
Several states, such as at the north and north of the nation, have stated they won’t offer any accommodation to tourists in a bid to dissuade individuals from traveling.