04 August 2020 – Decision to implement a complete health ban in Babylon

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Provincial
Lead People/Agency: Bablyon crisis cell

Overview: The Crisis Cell in Babylon requested the Ministry of Health to support the Babil Health Department with financial allocations and preventive materials, and to activate the scientific and health committees in the department in order to properly exercise their role, in addition to applying Article 240 of the Law Punishments against violators of the prevention measures represented by wearing masks and gloves and applying social distancing.

It was also decided to organize awareness and education campaigns for citizens by the Babil Health Department, the supporting authorities and organizations, and warn about the seriousness of the health situation during the next two months, and solve the problem of the lack of medical and health staff present in the epidemiological corridors. It was decided in incest in all the resources in the governorate, and to communicate with Medics. The Popular Mobilization Forces and the holy shrines to support the province’s efforts to address the Corona pandemic.

According to the statement, among the decisions of its meeting are to fully implement the health ban in all parts of the governorate, to provide oxygen continuously in the epidemiological corridors, and to form mobile teams from the cadres of the Babil Health Department and members of the Popular Mobilization Forces to follow up those infected with the Coronavirus quarantined at home, and to apply the principle of reward and punishment on the health and security personnel.

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Due to increase in the number of cases