Iran fears second wave of Coronavirus!
It has been reported by Iran that there has been a record increase in the daily number of Novel Coronavirus infections. And Iran now fears that the country might be about to witness the second wave of Coronavirus infections, in what is feared to be the biggest outbreak in the Middle East.
For three days in a row, Iran recorded more than 3,000 New Coronavirus infections per day. The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, announced that restrictions could be re-imposed, if people did not follow rules of hygiene and social distancing.
Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran said:
“If in any part of the country these warnings are not taken seriously and, God forbid, the outbreak of illness peaks again, the authorities will have to re-impose restrictions. This will create problems for the ordinary lives of citizens and also will bring serious economic damage to society.”
The situation in many provinces in Iran, has been categorized as ‘alarming’. To this effect, in Khuzestan, where a state of emergency exists, some restrictions have been re-imposed.
Experts are of the opinion that there are a number of reasons for the increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in Iran. And, one of the main factors responsible for the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Iran, is the fact that the people of the country do not take social distancing seriously.
An example of this is what happened for the holidays of Eid al-Fitr. Northern Iran was at that time considered to be a high-risk “red” zone. In spite of this, the people of Iran ignored official advice and travelled to the area, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
Iranian authorities have been warning about a second wave of infections. But in order to contain the killer Novel Coronavirus, Iranian authorities do not seem to be keen on imposing a second lockdown.
Saeed Namaki, Health Minister of Iran said:
“People seem to think the Coronavirus is over. The outbreak is not over yet and at any moment it may come back stronger than before. If our people fail to respect the health protocols… we must prepare ourselves for the worst situation.”
Saeed Namaki said that Iranian authorities had pleaded with people, not to hold funerals or weddings. But the people of Iran refused to listen. In Iran, offices, banks and undergrounds, are literally jam packed with people.
At the time of writing this, the number of cases were 175,930 and the number of people dead were 8,430, in Iran, because of the deadly Coronavirus.