Iranian authorities fined 27.5 thousand drivers because of coronavirus

Iranian authorities fined 27.5 thousand drivers because of coronavirus

April 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Iranian police fined about 27.5 thousand motorists for violating the ban on movement between the provinces, introduced against the backdrop of the spread of coronavirus on March 26. This was announced on Sunday by the deputy head of the Iranian traffic police Einolla Jahani.

“As of yesterday, the number of fines issued in the amount of 5 million Iranian rials (about 30 US dollars – approx. TASS) is 27,451,” Fars quoted him as saying. Jahani added that “drivers who entered other cities with non-local numbers” were fined.

He also noted that “3,174 cars were confiscated because [their owners], despite warnings, continued to travel to cities that are not their permanent residence.”

An official spokesman for the government of Ali Rabi announced on March 25 that Iranian authorities have banned the movement of residents between cities in order to prevent a second wave of coronavirus spreading in the country. Restrictions began to operate on March 26. Earlier Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said the measure would continue until April 18.

The Iranian Ministry of Health informed February 19 of the country’s first infection. Sick were found in the city of Qom. According to recent data, the number of infected at the moment is 58,226, at least 3,603 deaths have been recorded. According to the latest data, more than 1.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the world, over 60 thousand deaths have been recorded.