The COVID-19 pandemic has started taking a toll on the mental health of people. The fear of contracting the disease is affecting their psychology.
Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily collective prayers nationwide.
London police arrested 19 people on Saturday for deliberately breaking social distancing guidelines in protest against the rules.
Iran’s President Rouhani said the successful implementation of a smart social distancing program in the battle with the coronavirus is a prelude to the ‘smart reopening’ stage.
Rouhani said that people and businesses have helped a lot in fighting coronavirus by observing health protocols alongside the efforts of the medical staff and the health sector.
The spokesperson for the Iranian administration dismissed speculation about a halt to the social distancing measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic, saying the government cares about both the health and economic life of people.
Rouhani said Saturday that the ‘social distancing’ plan will continue to be implemented across the country in a new format, which he called ‘smart distancing’.
Iran will continue the implementation of its social distancing plan until April 8, said the government’s spokesman.