July 16, 2020
The Iranian government has reinstated lockdown measures in Tehran, including closing mosques, as daily infections and the death toll continue to rise, local media Radio Farda reported.
The daily death toll in Iran has recently been recorded at around 200, which has prompted local authorities to implement a “new approach” in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Alizera Zali, the chief of the Coronavirus Combat Headquarters of Tehran, said 890 people have been hospitalized since Tuesday due to the virus.
Aside from mosques, Tehran has also ordered the closure of gyms and swimming pools, as well as the postponement of school tests and exams.