News Digest: Week of November 8

November 8

Health: Daily COVID deaths reached a record high of 459. 

Diplomacy: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for a diplomatic dialogue with Gulf Arab neighbors. "Betting on foreigners does not bring security, and disappoints," he tweeted in Arabic. 


November 9

Health: Iran surpassed 10,000 new daily coronavirus cases.

Oil: Iran's oil minister said that there was "nothing left" for the United States to sanction under the Trump administration's maximum pressure policy. 


November 10

Health: The government imposed a month-long nightly curfew starting at 6 p.m. on restaurants and nonessential businesses in Tehran and other large cities. Coronavirus tests would double to 100,000 per day, the health ministry said

Human Rights: Iran freed 157 prisoners arrested during anti-government demonstrations in 2019.