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Iran Sees New Surge in Virus Cases After Reopening Country

May 18, 2020 - The New York Times

Health experts say the government did not heed the warnings about easing restrictions too soon. Cases spike in eight provinces.

Health experts say the government did not heed the warnings about easing restrictions too soon. Cases spike in eight provinces.

When Iran began to reopen late last month, commuters packed subways and buses, young people lined up for takeout hamburgers and pizza, and traffic snarled highways. Shoppers crowded the traditional bazaars of Isfahan and Tehran. Wor...