Tehran, May 21, : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced here on Thursday that Iran's pilgrimage sites and religious centers would be allowed to re-open after Eid al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Iranian president made these remarks at the anti-coronavirus headquarters of the country which saw the participation of several high ranking officials who are involved in the country's anti Covid-19 response.
IRNA news agency quoted President Rouhani saying that the holy sites would reopen but certain regulations need to be followed by the people. Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the tenth month of Islamic calendar when Muslims celebrate the arrival of Shawwal and the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Expressing satisfaction regarding the decline in the number of people infected with the highly contagious virus he said that this is a 'great success' achieved due to the people adhering to the health protocols and overall cooperation between people and the government. The deadly Corona virus started from Wuhan in China, at the fag end of 2019, it has till date affected nearly 5,100,000 people across the globe, killing approximately 330,000 people. In Iran itself more than 7,200 people have died till date. (UNI)