Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Hassan Rouhani, current president of Iran made this decision
Saeed Namaki, current Minister of Health and Education is the leading authority of this action.
Mohsen Haji Mirzaie and Mansour Gholami, Ministers of education and science respectively, are also taking part in this process.
Overview: Closure of Education centers throughout the country (including elementary school, middle school, high school, and higher education)
Full details here: http://president.ir/fa/114080
Other links: 1 2
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – academic, International – government, International – other
Evidence/Justification: Since the World Health Organization declared the corona virus outbreak as an international emergency and a pandemic, several protocols to reduce the risk of contracting with the virus have been developing to minimize the risks within different countries.
These policies are usually premiered and proposed by World Health Organization.