Tunduma, Iran – Hourly table As Iranian authorities hope the country can tackle the fourth major wave of COVID-19, local travel is banned in the days leading up to a religious holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated by Muslims around the world, will be held by Iranians on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays in the country. Millions love to travel during vacations.
According to the health ministry, an additional 283 Iranians died in the last 24 hours, bringing to 74,524 people. Another 13,576 cases were registered with more than 2.64 million cases.
Alireza Raeisi, a spokesman for the country’s anti-coronavirus headquarters, said on Saturday that travel to all cities was banned from 2pm local time on Tuesday, and the ban would continue until the following Saturday afternoon.
As with previous holidays, many have taken penalties as part of their travel expenses as they are not a lot.
In so-called “red” cities, according to the epidemic, those who break the law face a fine of $ 10 million ($ 47), and those in the “orange” and “yellow” cities are required to pay half the cost.
According to the President, 46 cities across 32 regions of Iran are still described as “red” while 263 are “orange” and 139 are “yellow”.
In the worst-hit cities, many businesses are open but some, including home pools and gymnasiums, bars, cinemas and zoos have been ordered to close. If the business violates the law in “red” cities, officials say it will be closed for three weeks.
School and university entrance exams are also expected to continue on their own, an idea that led to several student demonstrations last week.
‘The best vaccine is the first vaccine’
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that all parts of the country had been hit by a major infectious disease and cases were expected to decrease in the coming weeks.
He told of a segment broadcast on the anti-coronavirus television program that is running the “four-dimensional” form that has hit the country under the first-ever changes in the United Kingdom that are more common than the first.
This is where the first cases of ethnic violence in South Africa and India became known in Iran last week.
“The best vaccine is the first vaccine,” Rouhani said, as international efforts to get more foreign vaccines continued.
“We hope we can vaccinate our most vulnerable citizens, even those at risk of old age or disease, at the end of this term so that we can say we have ruled over the dead,” said the outgoing President whose term ends in early August.
After previous medical personnel and a number of other illnesses, more than 80 Iranians are now vaccinated. The government set up a website on Saturday to register people and provide them with vaccinations online.
Only two doses of vaccine from China, Russia, India, Cuba, and AstraZeneca from COVAX have been given to Iranians in the country of more than 82 million people.
Several cases of vaccination use have been reported in various cities, although vaccines are rare. The head of a hospital in Tehran was fired last week for supplying jabs with hospital staff to relatives and friends.
Rouhani said about nine million measures are expected to pass through the month, not to mention the jabs.
In addition to the Cuban SOBERANA 02 vaccine, developed in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute of Iran, three other locally made vaccines are going into various human action groups and are expected to be mass produced by the end of summer.