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Iran: Tehran locals implement sanitation measures amid coronavirus outbreak

M/S Man sanitising bus, Tehran, Iran
M/S Man sanitising inside of bus
M/S Man sanitising bus
M/S Municipality workers sanitising the air
M/S Two health workers sanitising a taxi
M/S Man sanitising ATM machines
M/S Man spraying street
M/S Two health workers disinfecting a railing
SOT, Seyyed Ali Mousavi, Staff member for disinfection operation and combating Coronavirus of Tehran, Seyyed Ali Mousavi (Farsi): “We have disinfected all the taxi and bus stations and terminals known as the public places where coronavirus could be transferred easily.”
C/U Sign for 24 hour pharmacy
M/S People purchasing sanitisation materials at pharmacy
C/U Man buying disinfectant
C/U Disinfectant
M/S Queues at pharmacy
C/U Woman checking products
SOT, Ali, Iranian Citizen (Farsi): “My wife and I feel like people do not take it seriously and we are mostly confused about it. I think personal hygiene is not a difficult issue and if people buy products and use them in an appropriate way then there would be no problem. Our fundamental concern is the communication of people and we are afraid of it a little.”
M/S A billboard reading: "Visit a doctor in case of fever, cough, and breathing problems" in Farsi
M/S A billboard on an overpass reading “Ways of transferring the virus to another person” in Farsi
M/S A shopkeeper organising his store
SOT, Ali Jafari, Iranian Shopkeeper (Farsi): “There is no need to be worried about the virus if we pay attention to initial principles and have an obsession in this regard could make it worse. I reckon that the primary principals in this regard would be enough to curb and I think it has been curbed partially.”
M/S A quiet Tarjish Bazaar
W/S Tarjish Bazaar
W/S Entrance of Grand Mosalla of Imam Khomeini
M/S A closed gate at Grand Mosalla
C/U A locked gate at Grand Mosalla
W/S Grand Mosalla of Imam Khomeini
W/S A quiet street
M/S Hani Parse Restaurant, Tehran
M/S Customers having temperature checked before entering the restaurant
M/S Customers having temperature checked before entering the restaurant
C/U Man being checked for fever
M/S Man sanitises hands before entering restaurant
C/U Man sanitising hands
SOT, Fatemeh Tarighat Monfared, Iranian Owner of the Hani Parse Restaurant (Farsi): "When it comes to talking about economic problems in this regard, this is a disaster and this conditions are worse than the period of war and bombarding, economically speaking. Because people have fear, especially about the foods of restaurants and this is their right.”
M/S A quiet restaurant dining room
M/S Staff at the restaurant
M/S Restaurant customers wearing plastic gloves
M/S Staff preparing food in sanitary manner
C/U Cook protecting salad with plastic
C/U Staff santising surfaces
SCRIPT
Footage recorded in Tehran on Friday shows a whole host of different measures being taken by locals to limit the coronavirus outbreak that has swept through the country over the past fortnight.
Locals can be seen spraying disinfectant to sanitise streets, taxis, buses and even ATM machines to protect citizens from catching the virus. Long queues were seen in pharmacies and restaurants are controlling the temperatures of potential customers on arrival.
"This is a disaster and these conditions are worse than the period of war and bombarding, economically speaking. Because people have fear, especially about the foods of restaurants and this is their right,” Fatemeh Tarighat Monfared, the owner of Hani Parse Restaurant told reporters.
Fear and confusion were rife among locals. Ali, a Tehran resident, told cameras upon leaving a pharmacy: “My wife and I feel like people do not take it seriously and we are mostly confused about it."
According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 98,000 people worldwide have been infected by the COVID-19 virus so far and over 3,300 people have died. There are currently 3,513 cases confirmed in Iran.