18 May 2020 – Second phase of smart social distancing

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Environment, Health, Media/Arts/Culture, Social Services, Supply Chains, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Council for Combating Corona Virus is the leading body to announce, regulate, and adjust the rules and steps of this policy.

Overview: Announcement of social distancing rules by the National Council for Combating Corona Virus: Phase 2

Full details here: https://www.tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1399/01/22/2240501/%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%A6%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AB%D8%A8%D8%AA-%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%88-%D9%81%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%81-%D9%85%D8%AE%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%81-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%85-%D8%B7%D8%B1%D8%AD-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%84%D9%87-%DA%AF%D8%B0%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B9%DB%8C

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – academic, International – government
Evidence/Justification: The rules of the second phase of social distancing movement (smart social distancing) were defined and announced as a following intervention after the first phase with the aim of slowing down the rising pace of corona viruses in Iran. In this step, more than 80 working protocols were developed and published on the Ministry of Health and Education official website demanding all business owners to register and obey the protocols in order to be able to re-initiate and continue their tasks. Mass gatherings (formal or informal) including weekly Friday prayers, are still canceled (with the exception of “white status” provinces which have no confirmed corona virus cases in the last week) and people are being informed not to participate in such occasions till the end of regulations. The second phase is still in force.