17 March 2020 – Released around 85,000 prisoners temporarily

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Policing and justice
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The measure is intended to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading through the country”s jails.
Full details here: https://time.com/5804706/iran-coronavirus/