Filter for Iran (Islamic Republic of) Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Authorities reintroduce lockdown measures in Tehran on July 15
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2020-07-05 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing of facemasks mandatory in certain public spaces from July 5
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2020-07-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Authorities introduce new COVID-19 measures July 4
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2020-06-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities to reopen from June 6
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Authorities announce resumption of daily prayers in Mosques May 30
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2020-05-28 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Today, the restrictions are being lifted step by step and gradually, and the principle of strict observance of health protocols will replace the restrictions.
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
a project to support digital businesses damaged by coronavirus nationwide with the aim of removing growth barriers for startups and the "Every Iranian an Internet TV" project to boost the economy of Iranian culture content and artists were four projects that were put into operation by the president.
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2020-05-28 Out Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
people will be taught how and under what conditions they can create normal living conditions and maintain their health against the disease
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2020-05-16 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
The release of prisoners whose release do not pose a threat to society was also extended until June 20
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Regular and permanent monitoring of the market to supply people’s essentials and controlling the supply and demand will definitely have a key role in managing prices
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
expand the required exports and imports and use the resulting currency in order to meet the country’s production needs
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2020-05-12 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Export ventilators, N95 masks and test kits
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2020-05-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All Iran mosques set to reopen on Tuesday
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools will reopen next week
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2020-05-10 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus convenes
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2020-05-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
facilitating affairs for those who have paid their taxes was approved
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
President instructs developing coronavirus test kit production for supplying domestic needs. "All related agencies are required to cooperate with ministry of health in implementing health protocols, so that the number of white zones increase and businesses resume".
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2020-05-07 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Implementation of health ministry’s screening programme should continue/ Special attention must be paid to students’ education through virtual methods
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Implementing the policy of encouraging exports and returning foreign currency to the country’s economic cycle and using them to meet essential and production needs
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Country to be divided into white, yellow, red zones based on coronavirus outbreak/ Mosques, religious places to reopen in white zones/ We still emphasise on smart social distancing despite some openings/
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2020-04-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
All agencies, especially economic agencies, must plan for prosperity in business, employment and surge in production
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing masks, gloves to be mandatory in metro system
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2020-04-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
No congregations until mid-Ramadan
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2020-04-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
low-risk economic activities will resume from April 11
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Iran’s Judiciary extends prison leave for some 100,000 inmates as coronavirus fight continues
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
"The main parts of the government are closed today, but some parts cannot be shut down,"
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2020-03-28 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
banned inter-city travel
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2020-03-28 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
strict lockdown
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
shopping centres and bazaars across the country to shut for the 15-day holiday. The only exceptions are for pharmacies and grocery stores.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Controlling drivers temperature on selected roads
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Iran has temporarily released around 85,000 prisoners-including some political prisoners-in a bid to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading through the country’s jails
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Iran, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
WHO EMRO statement on Iran states over 30 laboratories across the country now have the capacity and at least 20 more will be added. So far, WHO has provided laboratory testing kits enough to test at least 110 000 people and seven tons of protective equipment and supplies.
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2020-03-08 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
State’s company suspends flights towards Europe
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2020-03-08 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
54,000 prisoners temporarily released to prevent spread the virus
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2020-03-05 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools and univerisities
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Iran has received medical supplies from the UNICEF, China, Turkey, and Austria, adding that the assistance provided by Germany, the UK and France has also arrived in Iran on Tuesday morning.
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2020-03-02 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Iran deployed drones to disinfect streets and mobilized tens of thousands of teams to conduct door-to-door coronavirus checks across the country
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2020-02-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Iranian government denounces the US government for saying they want to help Iran in the fight against coronavirus, calling the move "propagandistic and hypocritical". They then explained that sanctions and trade restrictions imposed by the US has "blocked the (Iranian) purchase of medicine and medical equipment." This marks the beginning of a center-piece of government measures to fight coronavirus in Iran: a call to end US-imposed sanctions against Iran, which was later expanded upon (12 March) in a letter to the UN Chief from the Iranian Foreign Minister: "denounced the US’ sanctions as a major obstacle to the Islamic Republic’s fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, urging that such unilateral and illegal sanctions should end." < https://en.mfa.ir/portal/newsview/577414 > + < http://president.ir/en/114343 + https://twitter.com/JZarif/status/1238534745363021831?s=20 >
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Iran to receive 20,000 covid-19 test kits + other medical supplies from Chinese government and the Red Cross
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2020-02-27 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Within major internal cities
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2020-02-27 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-01-31 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial shutdown of some factories, transportation industry, etc.
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2020-01-31 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Cancel passenger arrivals from China to Iran
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All border control centers have been on alert.
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2020-01-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
"travel advisories have been also issued for the tourists and the Iranian nationals residing in China"
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2020-01-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have described "precautionary measures the Foreign Ministry has taken in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the world." In subsequent statements from the MoFA, they clarified that they are working to assist Iranian nationals (read: students) located in the infected regions of China.
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