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Dr Rouhani at the meeting of heads of committees of National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus:

Coronavirus spread declining trend, its control in the country the result of people's cooperation with authorities, heeding health protocols

The meeting of the heads of the committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus was held on Thursday under the chairmanship of President Hassan Rouhani.

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In this meeting, Dr Rouhani expressed satisfaction with the declining trend of coronavirus outbreak and reaching the threshold of its control stage in the country, adding, "Achieving this success is the result of people's cooperation with officials and observing health protocols in the society".

The President continued, "Of course, in some provinces where the outbreak of the disease has increased due to not heeding protocols, the authorities should strengthen their supervision and give the necessary warnings and awareness to the people to follow the protocols".

Dr Rouhani said that the shortening of the hospitalisation period of patients was a sign of success in controlling the spread of the disease and a sign to reach the stage of controlling the virus in the near future and said, "With regard to the warnings that health officials are giving about the return of the virus in autumn, we need to address the concerns by informing the people and warning them that health protocols must be heeded".

The President added, "Based on the predictions of the various committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus with the plans made, we hope that activities in the country and people's affairs will not be severely restricted again and at the same time ensure the health of society and people".

Dr Rouhani said, "The Education and Higher Education Committee of the task force has considered programmes and plans to continue online education through the internet alongside face-to-face education by observing health protocols".

The President continued, "The education committee was also tasked with presenting the programme needed for education and higher education to the task force in Mid-June on how to compensate for the time of school closures".

Dr Rouhani added, "In the field of holy shrines, according to the numerous consultations and meetings held by the Social-Security Committee of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus with the custodians of these places, which was decided to reopen these places, which will be announced after Eid al-Fitr".

Emphasising the importance of careful monitoring, the president said, "Although reports indicate that the protocols are being followed to a high degree by the people, the relevant agencies must supervise how these protocols are observed by the guilds and businesses".

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