As 92 cities in the country turn red and the Corona delta spreads to most areas, the director-general of Iranian Museums announced that the closure of museums will continue.
Iranian Museums had been closed since April 7 by order of the National Corona Headquarters in the country, and their doors have been closed until now, and Mohammad Reza Kargar, Director-General of Museums, who announced shortly before the reopening, is now expanding in most areas and increasing The number of red cities have told ISNA that museum holidays will be longer.
He added: Iranian Museums, which were closed by the order of the Corona headquarters, have not had the opportunity to reopen since April and will remain closed due to the situation in Tehran and other red cities, but the administrative departments will continue to operate following the Corona headquarters.
Kargar said: According to the order received from the National Corona headquarters, the museums were transferred from the third group of occupations to the second group, which are allowed to reopen by the health protocols if the orange status is declared.
In Tehran, it was decided to open the museums last week after a three-month closure, but as Tehran and 91 other cities became red, they were ordered to continue closing.
The director-general of Iranian Museums, referring to the consecutive holidays of these places in the past year and a half, said: The financial loss of the virus and frequent closures in museums is estimated at 300 to 400 billion per year, which was only from ticket sales.
Kargar also said about the closure of private museums that suffered during the Corona: “During this period, attempts were made to provide financial support for these Iranian Museums, although the number was small, no private museum has been closed. If the door to the museum was closed because of the corona.