Iran begins new school year amid virus concerns

07 Sept 2020

Iran begins new school year amid virus concerns

After nearly seven months of closure on Saturday Iran has opened the new school year.The education of 15 million students is equally important beside the health system , says President Hassan Rouhani, in a video conference.

Urging authorities to implement health measures in schools he further said, "Education will not be closed in our country even under the worst situation."

A member of the board of the medical council, Abbas Aghazadeh said , "The national Covid-19 task force should defend lives of millions of students."

Through internet apps and TV programs Iran has so far practiced distance learning.

Death cases in Iran has so far passed 22,000 out of 382,772 confirmed cases.