Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the country has succeeded in containing the spread of the third wave of the COVID-19 disease faster than what people expected.
Addressing a meeting of the national headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus disease, the president expressed gratitude to the Iranian nation for their attempt to observe health protocols amid holding ceremonies on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (daughter of Prophet Muhammad) and the martyrdom anniversary of General Qassem Soleimani in recent days.
Pointing to the important role of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in expressing guidelines for the pandemic, he added that the Supreme Leader underlined the need for respecting health protocols based on religious and legal considerations.
The chief executive, however, noted that the whole country instead of four cities is experiencing an appropriate situation in terms of the coronavirus spread.
He further warned about a new wave of the spread of the coronavirus disease in the next two months of the winter, urging people to observe all protocols when they are at family gatherings or using public transportation vehicles.
Rouhani went on to say that the Covid-19 was also a historical test for countries and their leaders throughout the world, adding that some states paid excessive attention to their economic issues and refuted to impose restrictions; so, in the end, they exposed both economy and people to severe problems.