FILE Image: Iranians donning protecting experience masks ride the metro, following the outbreak of the coronavirus condition (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Company) by way of REUTERS
(Reuters) – Iran has recorded its greatest selection of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour time period, Health Ministry figures confirmed on Tuesday.
The two hundred fatalities reported on Tuesday exceed the former record from Sunday, when the ministry reported 163 fatalities in a day.
The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,931 deaths and 245,688 infections from the coronavirus, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari stated in a assertion on point out Tv.
The range of new every day infections and deaths has elevated sharply in the past 7 days next the gradual lifting of constraints that started in mid-April.
Iran was 1 of the most difficult hit countries early in the pandemic. The maximum range of deaths recorded in a day in that very first stage was 158 on April four.
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday introduced new actions to try to control the renewed spread. Iranians who do not use masks will be denied state companies and workplaces that fail to comply with well being protocols will be shut for a week, he said.
Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh Modifying by Alison Williams