Iran on Thursday recorded 221 coronavirus deaths, the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease.
The spokesperson for the Iranian administration said new decisions might be made to tighten restrictions in Tehran as the novel coronavirus is taking more lives.
Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave.
President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday wearing mask will become mandatory in certain areas as he allowed virus-hit provinces to reimpose restrictions to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
India has called for the import of Iranian-made ventilator amid the fight against COVID-19.
The coronavirus situation in China's capital is "extremely severe", a city official warned Tuesday, as 27 new infections were reported from Beijing.
Some 113 more Iranians died of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours and 150,590 people out of a total of 189,876 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered.
New York City, which weathered extensive hardship as an epicenter of the worldwide outbreak, is set to take the first tentative steps towards reopening its doors on Monday.
People may only be immune to coronaviruses for six months, a study said, raising questions over whether 'immunity passports' could be a route out of lockdown.
The COVID-19 may have first passed to humans somewhere in southern China months before the outbreak in the city of Wuhan, a new study found.