Jan 16, 2022 07:22 UTC
  • President urges reopening of live events in conformity with COVID protocols

Iran's President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi called for plans to allow people to attend exhibitions and matches in stadiums in compliance with the coronavirus protocols.

According to Tasnim news agency, in comments at a Saturday meeting of the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters, President Raeisi said sports events and exhibitions across the country should be held in strict accordance with the health protocols and with the limited presence of visitors and spectators.

The president assigned the organizations in charge to cooperate with the Health Ministry to make arrangements for the reopening of live events.

Hailing a remarkable decline in the number of coronavirus cases and fatalities in Iran, the president stressed the need to continue complying with the health protocols strictly and proceed with the monitoring activities.

The figures released by the Iranian Health Ministry on Saturday have marked one of the lowest daily deaths from the pandemic since its outbreak in February 2020.

The pandemic has taken the lives of only 18 patients over the past 24 hours.