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Rouhani Says Iran To Reopen Cultural and Religious Sites

TEHRAN: Iran is moving ahead with plans to reopen religious and cultural sites, as well as businesses, further easing restrictions rolled out to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement broadcast on state television, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday museums and historical sites will be allowed to welcome visitors again on Sunday to coincide with the Eid el-Fitr celebrations marking the end the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Shrines, some of which became focal points of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in the Middle East countries, will reopen on Monday.