COVID-19: Khamenei prohibits public gatherings during Ramadan

Lahore, 9th April: The pandemic outbreak has caused the world to take drastic measures, putting lockdowns and halting social gatherings to contain the spread of the contagious disease.

According to reports of Baaghi TV, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says public gatherings will be banned during Ramadan in view of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Khamenei’s statement on Thursday comes as Iran is busy trying to resume its economic activities after suffering the worst outbreak of history.

According to the Iranian leader, “If we shut down public gatherings in Ramadan, including prayers and sermons, we all must remain steadfast in this decision for the betterment of our country.”

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The Iranian authorities have not yet publicly announced a plan for Ramadan. The Iranian parliament has rejected an emergency bill to lock down the country for a month to curb the spread of the virus.

The death toll in Iran has increased to more than 4,000. According to reports, the total number of people affected by the coronavirus in Iran has risen to 67,286. The number of patients recovered in Iran is 27,399.

In Iran, around 5 million people are currently infected with the pandemic. It should be noted that on Tuesday morning the Iranian Minister of Health announced that the relevant authorities had not yet reached the stage of controlling the virus. The minister has overwhelmingly predicted that the outbreak will continue till the end of May.

Baaghi TV urges you to play your part as a responsible citizen by staying at home to ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones and the community.

Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for the latest news and updates.

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