Iran's Rohani Calls For Temporary Ban On Weddings, Funerals As Coronavirus Cases Rise.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani called for large public gatherings such as weddings and funerals to be temporarily banned to slow a rise in coronavirus infections, but he shied away from recommending another round of curbs on economic activity.

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