Deaths and infections have been on the rise in Iran since May. This increase prompted the authorities to make the use of the mask indoors mandatory and to re-impose restrictions.
“In the last 24 hours, 2,751 cases and 212 deaths have been recorded,” Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Larry told television.
This is the highest number of daily cases since the beginning of June, when 2,886 infections were recorded in a period of 24 hours.
The latest report of Covid-19 in Iran amounts to 314,786 cases and 17,617 deaths.
To curb the spread of the pandemic, Iran has taken a series of restrictive measures, without ever imposing a quarantine.
In statements to the ISNA news agency, Undersecretary of Health Iratz Harici warned that a fine would be imposed on citizens who do not wear a mask. However, he added that those “who do not have the means to buy (mask) should be excluded”, without explaining how this will be determined or verified.
Sources: AMPE, AFP