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11 oct. 2020 | 05h16 UTC

Iran: Authorities extend partial lockdown measures in Tehran until October 16 /update 38

Iran Alerte de sécurité

Authorities extend partial lockdown measures in Tehran until October 16; follow official directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/10/2020, 12h00 until 4/11/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Tehran, Iran

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Event

Authorities have extended partial lockdown measures in Tehran until Friday, October 16, due to an increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. Under the restrictions, educational institutions, museums, cinemas, exhibitions, sport centers, and places of worship remain closed. From Saturday, October 10, the wearing of face masks whilst outdoors is mandatory and enforced by a fine. Businesses in the city have been prohibited from offering services to those who are not wearing a mask.

As of October 11, there have been 496,253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iran with 28,293 associated fatalities. The further international spread of the virus is to be expected in the near term.

Context

The first case of COVID-19 was reported on December 31 and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). Since then, human-to-human transmission of the virus has been confirmed.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak a pandemic. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Some patients may experience other symptoms such as body pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or a rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes. These symptoms (in most cases mild) appear gradually. Generally, most patients (around 80 percent) recover from the disease without being hospitalized.

Advice

Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately. Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travelers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travelers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, travelers are advised to abide by the following measures:

  • Frequently clean hands by applying an alcohol-based hand rub or washing with soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue; if used, throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the disease.

 

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