EghtesadOnline: As the novel coronavirus resurges in Iran, authorities tap potentials of local tech firms and startup ecosystem to fight the viral outbreak.
EghtesadOnline: The outbreak of coronavirus and its associated challenges have had a significant impact on Iranians in terms of labor force participation—the proportion of the adult population (ages 15 and above) who are employed or seeking jobs—employment and hours worked.
EghtesadOnline: The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak crossed 11,000 on Friday, as nearly half of the country’s provinces registered an alarming number of fresh cases.
EghtesadOnline: Thirty-eight percent of businesses came to a complete standstill due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the two months leading to April 19, which declined to 21% in the month ending May 20.
EghtesadOnline: Manufacturers of carbonated soft drinks in Iran have witnessed a 30-40% decline in production in the current Iranian year (started March 20) over the shutdown of restaurants, ceremony halls and fast food outlets, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
EghtesadOnline: The outbreak of Covid-19 in Iran since mid-February has saddled Tehran Metro Company with a massive loss of 2 trillion rials ($11.2 million), the head of the company said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak exceeded 7,000 on Monday, as the overnight cases surged by 27%, health officials announced.
EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said western infatuation with the material world is to be blamed for their crisis management, social philosophy and moral failures, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s transportation sector has sustained an estimated loss of 80,000 billion rials ($495 million) following the outbreak of coronavirus, an official with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s first shipment of fruits and vegetables to Kuwait since the outbreak of the new coronavirus has been exported from Dayyer Port in Bushehr Province to Shuwaikh Port in the neighboring country in recent days.