The Iranian authorities have announced restrictions on the movement of those who have signs of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
"Instead of quarantining cities, we are going to impose travel restrictions on those who are suspected of being infected or those who are infected," said Iranian health Minister Saeed Namaki at a news conference, urging residents not to travel.
According to him, special teams will be located at the entrance to the cities, which will measure the temperature of people and "stop those who are infected or who are suspected of infection." Anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19 will be quarantined for 14 days.
Namaki also announced the introduction of restrictions on access to several Shiite shrines, including the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad and the Shrine of Fatima Masuma in Qom.
"All these decisions are temporary and if the situation changes, we can strengthen or weaken them," he added.
According to official data, 140 cases of infection with the new type of coronavirus have been registered in Iran, and 19 people have died.