Iran's economy would decline if coronavirus spreads unchecked: Khamenei
Iran's economy would decline if coronavirus spreads unchecked: Khamenei 
TEHRAN: Iran's preeminent pioneer Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has cautioned on Saturday that the nation's financial issues would decline if the novel coronavirus spreads unchecked.

The Islamic republic has battled to control the COVID-19 flare-up since it detailed its first cases in the blessed city of Qom in February.

It shut down trivial organizations, shut schools and dropped open occasions in March, yet the administration progressively lifted limitations from April to attempt to revive the nation's approvals hit economy.

"It is right to state that something must be done to forestall financial issues brought about by the coronavirus," said Iran's preeminent pioneer Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"Be that as it may, on account of carelessness and critical spread of the infection, financial issues will increment, as well," he said in a gathering with legal executive authorities, as indicated by his official site.

The Iranian rial has plunged to new lows against the US dollar as of late because of the impermanent economy shutdown, outskirt terminations and stop in non-oil trades, as indicated by examiners.

Iran's financial issues have declined since 2018, when President Donald Trump pulled back the US from a milestone atomic understanding and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic, focusing on fundamental oil deals and banking ties.

Iran's wellbeing service representative said there had been 2,456 new instances of COVID-19 disease in the previous 24 hours, raising the nation's caseload to 220,180.

Sima Sadat Lari included broadcast comments that 125 of those tainted had kicked the bucket during a similar period, with in general fatalities arriving at 10,364.

"The penance of wellbeing laborers, endeavors by volunteer gatherings and generally participation by the individuals made Iran one of the world's effective nations" in controlling the episode, Khamenei said.

"In any case, that was right on time in the (episode), and now lamentably that energy and exertion has melted away among a portion of the individuals and specialists," he included.

Official figures have demonstrated a rising direction in new affirmed cases since early May, when Iran hit a close to two-month low in every day recorded contaminations.

Iran has shunned forcing a required lockdown on individuals to stop the virus'spread, yet has called for veil wearing to be made obligatory