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Iran starts intercity travel ban amid fears of second wave of coronavirus

Reuters | Tehran | Updated: 26-03-2020 11:57 IST | Created: 26-03-2020 11:48 IST
Iran starts intercity travel ban amid fears of second wave of coronavirus
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Iran started an intercity travel ban on Thursday, an Iranian official said in a televised news conference, amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in the Middle East's worst-hit country.

"Those who have traveled for the Iranian New Year holidays should immediately return to their cities without making any stop in the cities on their way back home," said Hossein Zolfaghari, a member of Iran's national headquarters for fighting the coronavirus.

"The closure of universities and schools, as well as suspension of gatherings, has been extended," he said, adding that violators of the measures will face legal consequences.

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