Iran resumes trades with neighbors amid slowdown in COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-28 20:27:49|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Most of Iran's borders have resumed trade with neighbors with the slowdown in the increase of the novel coronavirus over the past weeks, government spokesman was quoted as saying by Press TV on Tuesday.

The exchange of goods through the land borders with Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as maritime borders with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, is underway, said Ali Rabiee.

Only the border with Turkmenistan remains closed, and "all our borders are open now" for trade exchanges, he said.

Iran and all its neighbors closed borders and imposed restrictions after the pandemic was announced in March over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Iran has reported 92,584 COVID-19 cases and 5,877 deaths since the outbreak on Feb. 19. Enditem