March 21, 2020 | 11:08am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting of the government task force on coronavirus.
Handout via Reuters
Iran predicted its coronavirus outbreak — one of the worst in the world — will end in a matter of weeks, allowing them to end social distancing and travel restrictions.
Iran was one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus outside of China, with more than 20,600 cases and 1,556 deaths.
Iran “has to do everything necessary to return economic production to normal,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday on state television, according to Reuters.
Rouhani claimed “counter-revolutionaries” had plotted to shut down economic production.