Iran has announced a complete lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19, after weeks of indecision due to the country’s two power centers holding divergent views on the issue of quarantining the whole population in the country.

With deaths and new infections being reported every day, the civilian government led by President Hassan Rouhani finally banned inter-city travel and announced a strict lockdown. He also set a target of two weeks for his government to break the chain of transmission that has brought life to a standstill in most of the countries in the world.

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