Second wave? Iran eases Covid-19 lockdown

A choice between lives and livelihoods? Iranian authorities have gradually ended isolation since April 11 in a nation hard hit by Covid-19. Did they have to reopen mosques? Could they afford to keep the sanctions-stricken country in a lockout and risk a complete collapse of the economy, or is its openness worsening? There are already signs of a resurgence of the coronavirus. The show features Sanam Shantyaei’s exclusive interview with a primary care doctor in Tehran, while Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Behnam Ben Taleblu disagree on whether the United States should ease the sanctions.