09 August 2020 – Partial curfew restored in the city of Anbar

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Indigenous Peoples, Local Government, Military, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Supply Chains, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Provincial
Lead People/Agency: Crisis Cell in Anbar Governorate

Overview: The Crisis Cell in Anbar governorate decided to reinstate the partial curfew and official working hours at a rate of 25% in the governorate. It was added that the media committee recommended the adoption of a set of decisions approved by the head of the Crisis Cell, as follows:

1-The partial curfew system, which starts from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m., will be re-enforced on Sunday, the ninth of August 2020, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday being included in the curfew.

2-The official working hours in all government institutions shall be 25 percent, with directors of departments empowered to assess the actual need and to emphasize the need to oblige their employees to prevent health methods.

3-In view of the increase in cases of Corona epidemic in all districts and suburbs of the governorate, the media committee decided the following measures:

A – It is strictly forbidden to hold events such as weddings, funerals, and any other gatherings, and those who violate this bear the legal consequences that may reach imprisonment.
B – Requiring all citizens to wear masks and gloves while leaving their homes, otherwise the violator will bear severe penalties.
C- Obliging the owners of shops, markets and malls to follow health and safety measures and not allowing citizens who violate the preventive measures to enter their stores and shop. Otherwise, violators are subject to heavy penalties, and in the event of a repeated violation, their stores will be closed.
D- Obligating the owners of private clinics and pharmacies to follow preventive measures by placing an isolation or protective wall in front of their auditors, in addition to obligating the auditors to follow health prevention methods.
C- To oblige all taxi and transport drivers to follow preventive measures by placing a transparent isolator between them and their passengers The driver is responsible for carrying the violating passengers and the driver bears appropriate penalties.
H- To oblige the policemen, army and traffic policemen, army, and traffic officers present in the checkpoints for implementing the above paragraphs to adhere to health protection methods.
G- Emphasizing the necessity of tightly closing all the entrances and outlets of the governorate, as well as closing the checkpoints between the districts and their suburbs, and to only allow the crossing of exceptional and emergency cases.

4- The relevant authorities must implement the provisions of the decisions of the Crisis Cell in the governorate and assume their responsibilities in protecting the lives of its citizens from this dangerous epidemic.

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Due to the increase in Coronavirus cases in the governorate.