06 March 2020 – Closure of educational institutions extended; closure of govt institutions; travel to/from France & Spain banned

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Immigration
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Crisis Cell

Overview: The Crisis Cell in Iraq decided to extend the suspension of education until the 21st of March, and to suspend the work in all government institutions until 15th of March, with the exception of the security services and health institutions. The Crisis Cell in Iraq also decided to add France and Spain to the countries that are forbidden from entering Iraq.

The Crisis Cell held a meeting, in the presence of the Ministers of Health, Higher Education, Immigration and Health of the Kurdistan Region, to discuss measures to prevent the emerging corona virus “Covid 19”.
Full details here: https://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/4626332?t=push

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures