Selin ATAY-TDO- In Iran, where the coronavirus is most effective among Middle Eastern and Asian countries, there have been reports that government offices will be closed until further notice due to an increase in cases and deaths related to the outbreak.
During this time, only the "most necessary group of personnel" will work in public institutions, Iranian state television said in an announcement. It was announced that the application will start on Saturday (tomorrow), the first day of the week in the country. It also said that Iranian citizens should postpone them if they have appointments or work to be done in public institutions.
In addition, which civil servants will work in public institutions will be determined by the relevant directors and presidents in the institutions. The announcement did not specify how long the practice of closing public institutions would last. But the measures could be relaxed if the coronavirus reduces its impact, he said.
In Iran last Friday, more than 14 thousand cases of Covid-19 were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest figure in the last 3 months. After the announcement of the number of patients who lost an average of more than 400 lives due to coronavirus every day in Iran in the last week, a 2-week quarantine process was initiated.
Currently in Iran, all shops, shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and similar establishments throughout the country are closed for 6 days. In addition, banks, post offices and communication-related institutions operate with a 30 percent capacity of workers.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 922 thousand as of the end of November, and the Ministry of Health announced that more than 47 thousand people had died from the outbreak.