Iran’s coronavirus cases over 109,000
The coronavirus death toll in Iran rose to 6,685 with 45 more fatalities over the last 24 hours, state media reported on Monday.
109,286 PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE
A further of 1,683 people tested positive for coronavirus over the past day, raising the overall count to 109,286, Iran's state broadcaster reported, citing a statement by the Health Ministry.
The government decided against imposing a total lockdown as seen in many other countries, but did close educational institutions and banned cultural, religious, and sports gatherings.
Since April 11, authorities have been gradually allowing the reopening of "low-risk" businesses closed as part of measures to contain the virus.