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Iran Gambles on Getting Back to Work With Virus Undefeated

  • Return risks surge of infection but many struggling to survive
  • Sanctions handicapped Iranian response to the virus outbreak
A worker disinfects a public bus terminal in Tehran.
A worker disinfects a public bus terminal in Tehran.Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg
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Iran is gradually allowing people back to work amid the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, in what could be a test case for other countries attempting to balance economic revival with public health.