The Azadi square is one of the busiest parts of Tehran. Yet, on the last day of the Nowrouz Holidays (Sizdah-Bedar), which is among the liveliest times of the year, it is virtually vacant. Citizens were ordered to stay home due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran. The city is empty, people are limited, and hardly a car or a pedestrian is seen. However, this trend would not resume for long. As a result of Iran’s critical economic state, the government is incapable of providing the necessary care packages to its citizen and most people have no choice but to return to work to survive economically.
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