08 January 2020 – Iraq extension curfew measures to 18th of April; anounced financial support to families; and return of stranded Iraqis.

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Finance/Economy, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Chair of Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety, Adel Abdul Mahdi

Overview: The Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi announced the extension of the curfew to the 18th of April 2020. It was also announced that the families affected by the curfew will be provided with financial support. The committee also ensured to facilitate the return of Iraqis stranded at other countries and to provide more places for quarantine.
Full details here: https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA/340805/%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D8%AD%D8%B8%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8018-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat