Iran Imposes Curbs on Unvaccinated Citizens

The government of Iran has imposed stringent restrictions on unvaccinated citizens as part of its largest plan to get 100 percent of the population immunized against COVID-19.

Unvaccinated citizens were banned from purchasing airplane, train and bus tickets.

“We have linked our database on vaccinated individuals to the Civil Aviation Organization as well as the Roads Ministry to prevent the unvaccinated from traveling,” Official in the Health Ministry, Mohsen Farhadi quoted by IRNA, as saying.

“Through the database, we can easily identify the person who intends to buy travel tickets whether they are vaccinated or tested positive for the virus,” he added.

According to Farhadi only vaccinated people “will be allowed in government offices, swimming pools, cinemas and stores.”

The restriction comes when the country’s total deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic has increased to 130,277.

Moreover, the Iranian health ministry on Monday registered 3,356 new cases of infections and 77 related deaths, of which 559 of whom were hospitalized.

According to the country’s Health Ministry data, 58,193,586 people have received the first dose and 48,349,504  received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Another 1,397,543 people have also received the third shot as the booster jab.

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, Kamal Heydari said only those who show proof of vaccination can enter enclosed public spaces. 

In order to enter public places the unvaccinated people need to carry PCR tests to show they are not COVID-19 positive, Heydari added.

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