Iranian authorities plan to reopen schools from May 16

Iranian authorities plan to reopen schools from May 16
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Iranian authorities are planning to reopen schools, which were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on May 16, spokesman for the Iranian government Ali Rabiei said on Monday, APA's Tehran bureau reports.

"We decided to open all schools from May 16 in compliance with all medical requirements, however, the students' presence there will not be compulsory," Rabiei said live on the IRINN TV channel.

Iran has recorded over 107,600 COVID-19 cases since 19 February, when authorities reported the first positive tests for the disease. The death toll stands at 6,640. A total of 86,000 patients have recovered.

One of the first measures taken in February was to close schools and other educational institutions across the country.

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