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17 oct. 2020 | 21h53 UTC

Iran: Authorities extend partial lockdown in Tehran until October 23 /update 39

Iran Alerte de sécurité

Governor announces extension of partial lockdown in Tehran until at least October 23; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/10/2020, 12h00 until 24/10/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Tehran). COUNTRY/REGION Tehran, Iran

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Event

The governor of Tehran province, Anoushiravan Mohensi, has announced that partial lockdown measures in place in the capital to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be extended until at least Friday, October 23. Under the measures, schools, mosques, non-essential shops, restaurants, and other public establishments have been closed since October 3. The restrictions have been imposed as Tehran has the highest infection rate in the country. As of 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 Saturday, October 17, there have been 526,490 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iran, with 30,123 associated fatalities. 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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