While coronavirus cases continue to pile up and fatalities show an alarming surge, people in Iran are getting accustomed to a new life in self-isolation.

According to Iran’s Health Ministry, 75 deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours – the highest single-day death toll since the outbreak of virus three weeks ago.

The uncertain situation has prompted people to stay home most of the time – with some skipping their work, and others canceling their meetings and changing their travel itineraries.

“Your safety and well-being should always come first,” said Ali Nasri, a 36-year-old software engineer from

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