coronavirus outbreak

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  • Museum of Qasr Prison 2020-11-25 18:30

    Museum of Qasr Prison offers virtual voyages in history and arts  

    TEHRAN – With many arts institutions closed around Iran, the Museum of the Qasr Prison is another cultural institute that re-starts offering virtual tours using tour guides.

  • Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari’s handicraft 2020-11-22 18:54

    Coronavirus costs Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari’s handicraft sector $3.5m

    TEHRAN – The handicraft sector of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province has suffered 150 billion rials (over $3.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) from the coronavirus pandemic over the previous months.

  • Iran gets ready for two-week coronavirus closure 2020-11-14 17:27

    Iran gets ready for two-week coronavirus closure

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control will implement a plan, according to which all occupations, except for emergency services and basic food suppliers, will be closed for two weeks in more than 100 cities in an attempt to curb the coronavirus.

  • Iranian museums 2020-11-01 19:57

    Coronavirus causes $42m damage to Iran’s museums

    TEHRAN - Iranian museums have taken 1.7 trillion rials (some $42 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) hit from the coronavirus outbreak over the previous months.

  • 43 cities in Iran go into tough coronavirus lockdown 2020-10-26 17:55

    43 cities in Iran go into tough coronavirus lockdown

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control started strict restrictions for a week as of Monday in 43 cities that have the highest rate of infection in the country.

  • Ali Sadr Cave 2020-09-23 22:30

    Over 170 MOUs signed to develop Ali Sadr Cave tourism

    TEHRAN – Some 174 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) have been inked since the beginning of the current Iranian year 1399 (started on March 20) to develop tourism and increase visitors to Ali Sadr Cave.

  • Khuzestan 2020-09-09 22:00

    Khuzestan loses tourism peak seasons over flood, coronavirus outbreak

    TEHRAN- The southwestern province of Khuzestan has lost two main tourism peak seasons over flood and the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, the deputy provincial tourism chief has said.

  • flight 2020-08-31 18:28

    Four European countries set rules for inbound Iranian travelers 

    TEHRAN – Although Iranian airlines have resumed their flights to some European countries following months of suspension over the coronavirus outbreak, there is still no possibility of unnecessary tourist trips to these countries and Schengen visas are not currently issued to Iranian citizens.

  • yazd 2020-08-10 22:29

    Coronavirus shuts Yazd’s museums, historical sites once again

    TEHRAN- All museums and historical sites of six cities in the central province of Yazd have gone on lockdown again until further notice following the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, an official in charge of the province’s museums and historical properties has said.

  • foreign tourist 2020-08-09 15:53

    Coronavirus: Iran to introduce all-inclusive health protocols for inbound travelers

    TEHRAN- Iran will unveil all-inclusive health protocols for inbound travelers within the next week, as the country is still fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammad Qasemi, the director for marketing and advertising at the tourism ministry, announced on Sunday.

  • Yazd province 2020-08-09 15:01

    Over 200 historical monuments restored in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Over 200 aging structures and buildings have been restored across Yazd province, central Iran, since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year 1399 (March 20).

  • Iranian museums 2020-08-03 21:00

    Museums lose 90% of revenues in wake of coronavirus outbreak 

    TEHRAN- Iranian museums have lost 90 percent of their revenues due to the consecutive closures caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, Mohammadreza Kargar, the tourism ministry’s director of museums and historical properties, has said. 

  • health tourism 2020-08-01 21:00

    Coronavirus gives kiss of death to once flourishing medical tourism in Mashhad

    TEHRAN- While the developing health tourism industry, which is one of the most important fields of Iran’s travel sector, was trying to prove its capabilities and capacities in attracting medical and health tourists to the country, the global coronavirus pandemic put a sudden stop to everything.

  • traveling to Iran 2020-07-31 18:37

    New rules for traveling to Iran to take effect Saturday

    TEHRAN – New regulations and instructions for traveling to Iran will take effect tomorrow as the country is fighting back against the global spread of the coronavirus, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • Tehran museums 2020-07-24 21:00

    Tehran museums reopen after weeklong halt

    TEHRAN – Museums in Tehran have reopened their doors to the public after one week of closure following the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, ILNA reported.

  • Iran sends anti-corona medical aid to Iraq 2020-07-19 16:58

    Iran sends anti-corona medical aid to Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran has delivered a consignment of medical equipment weighing one ton to Iraq to help the neighboring country fight the coronavirus, Iraj Masjedi, Iranian Ambassador to Iraq has announced.

  • Taq-e Bostan 2020-07-05 21:30

    Visits to Kermanshah tourist sites plummet as coronavirus forces travel curbs

    TEHRAN – Some 32,000 travelers visited historical and tourist sites across Kermanshah province during the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20), a sharp decline compared to around 232,000 visits in the same period last year as travel curbs were imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • A conference, chaired by Vali Teymouri, the deputy tourism minister, brings together deputy ministers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the Ministry of Transport and Urban Development along with representatives from the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, discussing health protocols needed to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic, on July 1, 2020. 2020-07-02 00:16

    Iran setting rules to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – The ministries of tourism and health in close collaboration with several other government bodies are defining a series of rules for admitting foreign travelers to the country amid a standstill in the global tourism industry caused mainly by the coronavirus.

  • Kindergartens reopen after 4 months of lockdown 2020-06-15 17:16

    Kindergartens reopen after 4 months of lockdown

    TEHRAN – After four-months of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, kindergartens across the country began their activities observing social distancing rules and health protocols, Mehr reported.

  • Volunteers use sprays to disinfect the ground around Azadi Square in Tehran on March 27. (Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg) 2020-06-14 20:00

    Coronavirus may move travel into ‘the realm of luxury’ in Iran

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus pandemic may turn tours and travels in Iran into luxury items as observing health protocols will rise the cost of travel in the country, Mohammad Ali Vaqefi, the vice president of the Iranian Tour Operators Association, has warned.

  • Why COVID-19 claims fewer lives in Iran compared to many other countries? 2020-06-09 19:26

    Why COVID-19 claims fewer lives in Iran compared to many other countries?

    TEHRAN – Fortunately, compared to many countries in the world, the mortality rate of coronavirus in Iran is significantly lower than in many developed countries, Ehsan Mostafavi, director of the research center for emerging and re-emerging diseases of the Pasteur Institute of Iran has said.

  • border transit 2020-06-06 14:28

    Border trade resumed between Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan

    TEHRAN- Iran and Iraq’s Kurdistan region resumed trade via land border, which had been stopped for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • handicrafts workshops 2020-05-18 18:30

    Craftspeople produce 700,000 face masks for free 

    TEHRAN – Some 700,000 protective face masks have been produced and distributed for free by two handicrafts workshops in the central Isfahan province during the past two months. 

  • Laylat al-Qadr 2020-05-16 23:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Why Iran, unlike others, held mass prayers successfully amid pandemic?

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the governments around the world announced restrictions on social and religious gatherings, but some religious people started to violate the rules endangering others’ lives. However, Iranians reacted positively and observed health protocols outlined by the government standards even during Ahya nights.

  • Iran, Russia enhance cooperation in fight against coronavirus 2020-05-13 18:07

    Iran, Russia to enhance cooperation in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Albertovich Murashko discussed ways to enhance cooperation in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’ 2020-05-10 21:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’

    TEHRAN – Iran could considerably reduce COVID-19 infections and death toll since the onset of the outbreak, the reason behind which is mainly social and religious unity among Iranians that can be run as a role model anywhere in the world, Alireza Marandi, head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences has said.

  • Germany imports Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits 2020-05-05 17:54

    Germany imports Iranian-made COVID-19 test kits

    TEHRAN – A consignment of COVID-19 diagnostic kits manufactured by an Iranian knowledge-based company has been exported to Germany.

  • Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus 2020-05-05 00:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus outbreak proved that one-dimensional health systems cannot survive from health-threatening crises, which occur every few years in the form of infectious diseases, a mere view of treatment is not enough, so that the need for healthcare reforms should be brought into sharp focus.

  • Official warns of second, third waves of coronavirus 2020-05-02 19:06

    Official warns of second, third waves of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz, head of the Food and Drug Administration, has warned that the nation needs to prepare for a 'second and third wave' of coronavirus in October and November until a vaccine is developed.

  • Venezuela seeking Iran's experience in fighting coronavirus 2020-04-26 16:49

    Venezuela seeking Iran's experience in fighting coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The Venezuelan deputy health minister Maria Gabriela Castillo has said her country is seeking to use Iran's successful experiences in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, IRNA reported on Sunday.