Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country will impose new restrictions in cities and towns as of next Saturday to prevent further COVID-19 outbreak.
Restrictions for each city will be placed based on its conditions, President Rouhani, addressing a meeting of the national coronavirus campaign headquarters in Tehran on Saturday.
He referred to the new wave of the deadly virus worldwide, and said many world countries have been compelled to re-impose restrictions as the epidemic has created serious problems globally since its outbreak in late 2019.
The aim behind the restrictions is to give people a real view and touch of the present critical situation, said the President, calling for everyone to help breeze through the conditions with minimum loss.
The Iranian health ministry announced on Friday that 11,737 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 461 patients have passed away during the same period.