Tehran cautiously reopens as economic hardship trumps COVID-19 risks

Tehran cautiously reopens as economic hardship trumps COVID-19 risks

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-04-18 23:50

Traders in Tehran's shuttered Grand Bazaar complained of a double standard, with other shops nearby allowed to reopen AFP/ATTA KENARE

TEHRAN: Iran allowed some shuttered Tehran businesses to reopen Saturday (Apr 18) despite the Middle East's deadliest coronavirus outbreak, as many faced a bitter choice between risking infection and economic ruin.

Top officials argue that Iran's sanctions-hit economy cannot afford to remain on lockdown, and approved similar measures in other provinces last week.

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