Iran is one of the worst hit countries in the Middle East with more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19.
In April, President Hassan Rouhani started the process of reopening the country and recently mosques reopened their doors.
And, April will be remembered as the worst month for American workers since the Great Depression. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the 1930’s.
More than 20-million jobs were lost last month as the result of the coronavirus pandemic.
To discuss all of this:
- John Quelch is the Dean of the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.
- Bobby Naderi is an Iranian journalist and political commentator.
- Barbara Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative and nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council.
— AP Business News (@APBusiness) May 8, 2020
#Iran has begun reopening mosques in “low-risk” parts of the country as health officials claim a downward trend in the number of #coronavirus cases reported during the Muslim holy month of #Ramadan https://t.co/B5QU5opiIw
— Iran Pulse (@TheIranPulse) May 6, 2020
— NTI (@NTI_WMD) May 6, 2020