Iranian authorities announced that as from Wednesday, Mosques, schools, gyms, cafes, beauty salons, universities, gyms, museums and swimming will be closed for 10 days in 25 of the 31 Iranian provinces. A total of 46 counties will be affected by the closures.
In the capital, Tehran, the closure of cinemas, libraries, beauty houses and fitness clubs has been extended by a week.
Iran is attempting to curb the spread of the virus, where once again is surging in the Middle Eastern country, which is considered to be one of the worst hit in the region. On Friday, Iran reported 7,820 cases and 486 deaths. The highest single day death toll occured on October 28, when 415 patients died.