Iran to reopen spiritual, cultural websites for Eid al-Fitr – president

DUBAI – Iran on Saturday moved to open companies, spiritual and cultural websites because it eased restrictions imposed to include the coronavirus pandemic.

Museums and historic websites are to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid el-Fitr celebrations that mark the top of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, President Hassan Rouhani stated on state tv.

Shrines, a few of which turned focal factors of the coronavirus epidemic in Iran, will reopen on Monday, he stated. Worshippers must heed social distancing and use face masks and convey their very own gloves and prayer rugs, ISNA information company reported.

Rouhani stated final week that the shrines would open for 3 hours within the morning and three hours within the afternoon.

All staff within the nation will return to work subsequent Saturday, Rouhani stated. “We will say we’ve handed the three phases concerning the coronavirus,” he stated.

The fourth part is containment in 10 of Iran’s 31 provinces, the place outbreaks of coronavirus have been much less extreme, the president stated. Screening will intensify throughout the nation as contaminated sufferers will probably be separated from the remainder of the inhabitants.

The president stated final week that eating places would reopen after Ramadan and sports activities actions would resume with out spectators. Universities, however not medical faculties, will reopen on June 6.


Rouhani stated on Saturday that 88 p.c of the fatalities from COVID-19 in Iran had underlying sicknesses.

In keeping with well being ministry figures launched on Saturday, 59 folks died within the earlier 24 hours, bringing the full dying toll from the pandemic in Iran to 7,359, whereas 133,521 have been contaminated.