News ID: 89982
Publish Date : 07 May 2021 - 21:30

Government Imposes Blanket Travel Ban

TEHRAN (Press TV) -- The Iranian government has imposed an outright ban on all domestic travels during the holidays marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan beginning May 11 in a bid to contain a fresh surge in coronavirus infections. Iran’s National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting Coronavirus announced the decision following a Thursday meeting attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The four-day blanket ban would end on midday May 15 and would cover all intercity travels in Iran, said a report by Fars news agency. It said the ban would not distinguish between cities

based on a color-coding system which shows the severity of coronavirus outbreaks in various locations in Iran. The announcement comes as the government struggles to contain a fourth wave of coronavirus in Iran nearly 15 months after the disease started to spread in the country. It also comes amid concerns that a mutated and more dangerous from of the virus that is currently circulating in India and Pakistan could hit Iran from the eastern borders andmake the situation more complicated.