0436 GMT August 04, 2021
The reading halls of the National Library of Iran in the capital Tehran will be closed down until Monday amid a new wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
The coronavirus taskforce in Iran announced all public and private organizations and offices will be closed for six days in Tehran and neighboring Karaj Province as the Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 25,441 new COVID-19 cases for the past 24 hours, 213 of which were fatal, IRNA reported.
The library, however, said the digital library will be available to viewers on its official website.
The National Library of Iran had to close for nearly a month in April due to the previous surge in COVID cases.
The coronavirus taskforce also said movie theaters will be closed until Monday.