EghtesadOnline: Online spring fairs will continue to operate until the end of the first Iranian month on April 19 to provide essential goods amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus, said deputy minister of industries, mining and trade.
Hossein Modarres Khiyabani added that all suppliers are required to follow health and disinfecting protocols while offering products to the public, Mehr News Agency reported.
Spring fairs, which were initially canceled across the country due to the extraordinary situation caused by the spread of the virus, have been running online at Bahar99.ir since March 13, according to Financial Tribune.
Ali Rahbari, the head of Commerce Development Center of Iran, says the decision to run the fairs online is aimed at compensating part of losses inflicted on guilds that had planned to offer their products to the public in the runup to the New Year holidays, Fars News Agency reported.
A total of 319 online shops and businesses have taken part in this year's edition of spring fairs.
Spring fairs are organized annually for directly supplying locally produced goods, including rice, sugar, oil, pasta, tomato paste, red meat, chicken, eggs, milk, butter, yogurt, pastry, chocolates, nuts, bags, shoes, apparel and detergents, at cheap prices to the public.