Iran recently reopened mosques in parts of the country deemed at low risk from the coronavirus [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu]

All mosques in Iran will reopen on Tuesday, a further step in the government’s plans to ease restrictions that aimed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the official IRIB news agency has reported.

The decision to reopen the mosques was made in consultation with the Ministry of Health, IRIB quoted Mohammad Qomi, the director of the Islamic Development Organization, as saying on Monday.

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The move comes even though some parts of the country have seen a rise in infections.

Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday that a county in southwestern Iran had been placed under lockdown to prevent the spread of the

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