Iran Closing Schools & Universities Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted on March 5, 2020 4:03 am
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Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki has stated that authorities have decided to close schools and universities in the country until the end of the Iranian calendar year on 20 March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

He continued on by saying that Iran will begin manning checkpoints to limit travel between major cities.

The number of people infected in Iran by COVID-19 has increased from 2,922 to 3,513, with the death toll at 107, according to the health ministry. Some 552 people have already recovered.

The statement comes after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that the virus