Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expected that the situation resulting from the spread of the Coruna virus in his country would improve within two weeks.

Iran is the third country affected by infection in the world, after Italy and China, and the most affected in the Middle East, where it recorded more than 1400 deaths so far, and about two hundred thousand confirmed cases.

In statements broadcast on state television today, Rouhani stressed that the directives for staying at home and measures for social separation to counter the spread of the Corona virus, including travel restrictions, will only be applied for a period ranging between two and three weeks, when the severity of the crisis is expected to decline by then.

He reiterated that it is necessary to slow the spread of the virus in Iran, so that the number of infected people is in line with the medical capabilities available in the country, and the number of deaths is reduced.

Rouhani also called on citizens not to visit hospitals except when necessary, and to receive treatment in their homes if their health condition is not critical.

Rouhani also said that Iran "must do everything necessary for the return of economic production to normal", accusing those described as "anti-revolutionary" with conspiring to stop this production.

It is noteworthy that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani announced yesterday that their country will win the Corona pandemic and the US sanctions, in two separate speeches for them on the occasion of the new Persian year.

During his speech, Khamenei pointed out that the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in Iran was accompanied by great sacrifices made by medical staff and volunteers from university students and academic reservations, which is a matter of pride, as he put it.

In contrast to his sermons, which usually include harsh criticism of the United States, the Supreme Leader stressed that US sanctions against his country - despite their damage - had benefits. They stimulated the Iranians to produce, expecting the new Persian year (1399) to witness a "boom in production."