Iran ends national emergency over COVID-19 – Iran Front Page

In a statement, the public relations department of the Ministry of Health said it made the decision, which ends the public use of face masks, based on the opinion of the National Scientific Committee.

According to the statement, it is no longer necessary for all members of society to wear masks thanks to the stable conditions in the country regarding the containment of the coronavirus.

Only the elderly, people with certain diseases and those who have been in direct contact with a person suspected of or infected with the coronavirus should wear masks, he added.

Official figures say that the coronavirus has so far claimed the lives of 146,307 people in Iran.

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