According to Johns Hopkins, the last time Iran recorded a 3,000 case hike in 24 hours was on April 1.
“The number of positive cases detected in several provinces is increasing. It is reported that social distancing and wearing facial masks is not being observed in crowded areas,” Jahanpour said in a televised statement Monday.
If social distancing and hygiene standards are not observed, a new wave of infections will emerge, the spokesperson warned.
Jahanpour said that 975,936 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far in the country.
On April 11, Iran reopened "low and medium-risk" businesses like bazaars and shopping centers across the country except for Tehran, and on April 18, allowed low-risk businesses to operate in the capital, semi-official Tasnim news agency reported earlier.