TEHRAN, June 7 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Saturday said, people should follow health protocols pertaining to COVID-19, while the country reopens economic and social activities.
“We do not know exactly when the end will come (for the coronavirus pandemic); the guidelines should be observed for a long period,” Rouhani told a meeting of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus in Tehran on Saturday.
He said, the country has no choice but to reopen business and economy and simultaneously respond to the pandemic through adherence to health instructions. People should respect social distancing rules, use masks at gatherings and avoid wedding ceremonies or funeral processions, he noted.
Rouhani assured that Iran produces the health provisions inside the country and has no shortages in this regard.
He also said that the government’s support packages for the economy will be available as long as the coronavirus exists.
On Saturday, Iran reported a total of 169,425 confirmed coronavirus cases of whom 8,209 have died.– NNN-IRNA