An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA
An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA

Iranians find little to celebrate as spectre of coronavirus hangs over Persian New Year

  • Iranians speaking to This Week in Asia see no end to the outbreak, with some forced to change their traditions during a period usually marked by travel
  • Protective items and medical supplies are limited, they note, while calling for authorities to impose more stringent measures

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA
An Iranian carpet seller wears a face mask as he waits for customers ahead of Persian New Year, or Nowruz, at the grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Photo: EPA
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