COVID 19 break over: Museums reopen in Iran

After a more than year-long shutdown because to the COVID 19 epidemic. Iran reopened museums in Tehran and other cities on Sunday.

“Museums in Tehran and other big cities that exist no longer red-coded. Which means the risk of getting the COVID 19 was very high. In addition reopened on Sunday,” said Mohammad-Reza Kargar, the head of Iran’s museums.

“Tourists and visitors are welcome to return as long as (sanitary) precautions are in check.”

Iran, a country with a millennia-old history, boasts 746 museums, including 170 in its capital.

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“We are fill with joy, and we believe the public is as well. However they worn out of being at home, and visiting museums lifts their spirits”. Kargar said at his tourism and cultural ministry office.

“Of course, we have safety measures in place. Also the number of visitors will be according by the available space at our venues. In addition to ensure that the public remains safe and healthy.”

During the previous 14 months, only students, researchers, and staff permitted into museums, according to Kargar.

In the year leading up to the onset of COVID 19, which compelled museums to close in May 2020. Iran’s museums drew more than 21 million visits.

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The National Museum of Iran, which has a wonderful collection of antiquities. In addition the Bronze and Iron eras, was still desolate on Sunday.

“We have to wait for the word to circulate and for schools to reopen before people return”. Firouzeh Sepidnameh, the museum’s pre-Islamic collections director, stated.

According to data released Sunday by the health ministry, Iran, the Middle East’s worst-affected country. Which has verified more than 5.4 million cases of coronavirus, with 117,000 deaths.

Out of an 83 million population, 29 million Iranians have got their first dose of vaccine. Also over 14 million have been completely got vaccinate.

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