Medics suggest holding online Yalda Night reunions

"The current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country is fragile and many Iranian cities are reaching the peak level of the cases, which in the event of negligence, they may experience a new peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic," Dr. Hamid Reza Mahboubi noted.

Iran (IMNA) - Pointing to the impact of any types of gathering, even the small ones, he said, "some people believe that small outdoor and in-person reunions do not pose a threat to them, while any human being may be a carrier of the coronavirus without any symptoms."

"The risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus is more intense for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. In the current situation, the best way is to explain the situation to the elderly and hold an online and virtual Yalda Night celebration so that they do not feel lonely and their health will not threatened," the internist added.

The member of the Iranian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology emphasized,: "In the last few days, we have witnessed a decrease in the number of the new Coronavirus cases and deaths, but such decline may be temporary and if the recommendations are not taken seriously, hospital admissions may rise. The only way we can maintain relative stability is through the full cooperation of the people and the observance of health protocols. "

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