Press TV – An Iranian lawmaker says the country’s parliament is considering whether to suspend sessions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, as authorities predict a surge in infections in the upcoming week.
Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s presiding board Asadollah Abbasi said on Friday that Health Minister Saeed Namaki had written to Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani urging the suspension of the sessions “for the time being.”
Namaki made the request as the head of the country’s newly-formed National Taskforce for Fighting Coronavirus, Abbasi said.
The spokesman added that a decision on the matter will be announced after debating the issue on Saturday.
According to the latest statement released by Iran’s Health Ministry on Friday, coronavirus infections have taken the lives of 34 Iranians, with a total number of 388 people having been diagnosed with the disease across the country.