On Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country is experiencing the most difficult year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic as well as US sanctions. The Coronavirus crisis has exacerbated economic problems after US President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposition of sanctions. After withdrawing restrictions deteriorated. On Monday, Iran's riyal currency fell to its lowest level against the US dollar.
Rouhani said in his address that this is the most difficult year due to economic pressure and epidemic. The economic pressure that started in 2018 has increased and today it is the most difficult pressure on our country. Iran has seen a sharp increase in coronavirus infection and deaths after relaxing the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the epidemic. The number of deaths in the country recently exceeded 100 for the first time in two months. So far, more than 2,20,000 cases have been confirmed here and more than 10,000 deaths have occurred.
In his statement, Rouhani said that it will be mandatory to wear masks for two weeks in crowded areas from next Sunday. Senior officials have regularly warned that if health-related regulations such as physical distance are not followed to prevent an increase in infection, the restrictions will be re-enforced. Iran launched a campaign on Saturday to motivate people unwilling to use face masks. More than one crore cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide. About 5 lakh people have died.