Iran: Iranians Ignore Guidelines to be Self-Quarantine to Celebrate New Year
March 21 , 2020
Citizens of Iran widely ignored the request to stay at home by the authorities as a measure to fight the novel coronavirus. Nearly 1.2 million people are taking to the roads to celebrate New Year. Northern towns on the Caspian coasts reported tens of thousands of cars trying to reach the main holiday destinations in the country. As per the latest reports, Iran recorded total of 19, 644 confirmed cases of infection and 1,433 deaths. Further, it has recorded 1,237 confirmed cases in in the past 24 hours; which is considered to be high for a single day. The deputy health minister said unless Iran grips on the crisis in the coming two weeks, the country will suffer for another six months.