Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated on Wednesday that stricter measures might be taken to safe social well being and immunity amid the fight towards novel coronavirus unfold, state TV reported.

We could also be stricter towards (intercity) journeys and issues that they trigger for the individuals," Rouhani stated at a digital cupboard assembly.

Our individuals should know that these strict choices are supposed to defend their lives. We all know that such measures might be onerous for individuals, however we’ve no alternative," he added.

Rouhani stated his administration has managed the primary wave of the outbreak correctly, and the nation is making ready to cope with the subsequent wave in coming days.

The Iranian president urged additional cooperation of individuals as a way to the success of his administration's plans.

Earlier within the day, Iran's Ministry of Well being and Medical Training confirmed that 27,017 individuals within the nation have been contaminated with the coronavirus, of whom 2,077 have died.