Source: Arabic.net, agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has decided that one-third of employees will carry on their work and disable the other two-thirds, according to Iranian media reports.
It also decided to extend the temporary release of prisoners to around April 18, as part of the response to the Coruna virus.
Iran is one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, with more than 23,000 infections and more than 1,800 deaths, according to the latest data released on Monday.
Also Monday, in a surprise confession, the Iranian Deputy Health Minister, Qasim Jan Babai, said: 26,000 people infected with Coronavirus are currently undergoing treatment In Iranian hospitals, another 26,000 of the wounded, most of whom recovered and left hospitals, and the rest of them died from illness.
This is more than double the official figure announced, as the Iranian Ministry of Health said, on Monday, that the number of deaths from the Corona virus rose to 1,812 people, and infections reached 23049 cases.
According to the IRIB news agency, Jan Babai confirmed that most of the victims were between the ages of 40 and 60, which is much more than what the Iranian authorities expected.
According to data provided by Jan Babai, since the outbreak of the virus in Iran, 52,000 have been infected and 26,000 are still being treated.
While the authorities refuse to announce details of injuries and deaths by governorates, the figure of approximately 52,000 corresponds to reports by independent media abroad that are based on an analysis of statements by medical centers, provincial officials, and local media reports and medical universities.