EghtesadOnline: Banks and most government offices are cutting working hours following widespread power shortages that has gripped the country as temperatures rise.
EghtesadOnline: Flights to and from Turkey have been resumed after six months of closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
EghtesadOnline: A senior Health Ministry official has called for the continued closure of schools and universities in the first semester of the new academic year, as well as a ban on all forms of gatherings in preparation for the influenza season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
EghtesadOnline: Penalty for employers hiring illegal foreign workers amid the coronavirus outbreak and closure of workshops has been set at 3.05 million rials ($19.6) per day, an official with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran relaxed more of its restrictive measures on Monday and allowed medium-risk businesses to resume operations, but extended the closure of schools, universities, mosques and holy sites.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan extended the closure of its border with Iran and Afghanistan for another two weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, according to a notification issued by the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday.