1057 GMT April 05, 2020
There are some 8,000 sports facilities available for use in fight against the coronavirus, said Iran’s Sport Minister Masoud Soltanifar on Monday.
Speaking in a coronavirus taskforce meeting, Soltanifar also said that some 28,000 sport centers have been shut down in the country and major sport events – including the Persian Gulf Pro League fixtures – have been called off to contain the virus outbreak.
“NGOs all over the country have embarked on making and distributing medical equipment as well as disinfecting public places,” the minister added.
Soltanifar also said that all training camps for Iranian athletes, preparing for Olympics qualifiers, have been sterilized through the Health Ministry protocols.