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Immediate intervention effective through the imposition of severe restrictions for two weeks in red zones/ Emphasis on the need for coordinated, systematic work of all involved bodies, especially the operational headquarters to monitor the implementation of task force’s resolutions

The President described the implementation of restrictions in the centers of 25 provinces around the country as an effective step in the process of combating coronavirus and stressed, "It is necessary to continue this process within the framework of the resolutions of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus".

Speaking on Thursday in the meeting of the heads of the committees of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus after hearing the reports of the operational commander of the task force and the heads of the committees about their actions regarding the implementation and monitoring of the task force's resolutions, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "The resolutions of the National Task Force and what is being done in the country regarding the fight against Coronavirus are the result of scientific studies and findings of experts and relevant officials in the committees, as well as experiences of the past months".

Emphasising that reducing the spread of the disease and reducing the number of patients referred to medical centres, especially hospitalised patients, is the first priority and the only way out of the current situation, Dr Rouhani said, "From this perspective, immediate intervention by imposing severe restrictions on red zones will be effective as a solution".

The President pointed out, "In addition to the previous measures in imposing restrictions, the Health Committee, in cooperation with other agencies and committees, in establishing care centres and using the capacities and accommodation centres and strengthening the medical capacity in outpatient and at the same time treatment of patients with mild symptoms at home should be paid attention to".

Dr Rouhani stated, "According to the resolution of the National Task Force regarding telecommuting of employees, the operational headquarters of the National Task Force is obliged to closely monitor the implementation of this resolution in all governmental and non-governmental agencies".

Emphasising the need for coordinated and systematic action of all involved bodies, especially the operational headquarters within the resolutions of the National Task Force to monitor the implementation of these resolutions, the President said that the restrictions in the centres of 25 provinces have been implemented within the same findings".

The President also stated, "The commander of the operational headquarters of the National Task Force is obliged to carry out all his executive actions in accordance with the resolutions of the National Task Force and with the participation of all committees".

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran


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