Government employees were to work in Iran on Saturday (30 May) and President Hassan Rouhani stated mosques are to reinstitute daily prayers all around the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of coronavirus infections.
Hassan Rouhani also stated on state television that the hours of shopping malls, which had been allowed to open only until 6 pm, will be extended, a further step in the government's plans to soothe coronavirus restrictions.
"Doors to mosques across the country will open to public for daily prayers",Rouhani stated, adding that social distancing and other health protocols should be observed. He did not say when they are due to reopen.
Authorities are taking tougher measures to ensure that health regulations are observed, including barring travellers not wearing masks from buses and metro trains, Iranian media reported.