07 March 2020 – Supreme Leader advises of hospital preparations, asks people not to travel

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Legal and Policy; Enforcement Actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Supreme leader of Iran, Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei has made this decision.
Dr Saeed Namaki, Minister of Health in Iran, is leading this council’s interventions and assessing their implementation throughout Iran.

Overview: The resolutions of the National Council for Combating Corona, like the resolutions of the Supreme National Security Council, are imperative on all elements of the country.
Full details here: http://cabinetoffice.ir/fa/news/6668/%D9%85%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D9%85%D9%84%DB%8C-%D9%85%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B2%D9%87-%D8%A8%D8%A7-%DA%A9%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A7-%D9%87%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%86%D8%AF-%D9%85%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B4%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%84%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%A7%D9%86-%DA%A9%D8%B4%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%85%E2%80%8C%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Given that Iran has a multiple sub-scaled jurisdiction system, developing a fully authorized council to promptly address, and directly announce the policies and regulate over their implementations was highly suggested by national advisory councils.