09 June 2020 – Health and media personnel excluded from curfew in Baghdad

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Media/Arts/Culture
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Baghdad)
Lead People/Agency: Operations Commander Lieutenant General Qais Al-Muhammadawi

Overview: The Baghdad Operations Command has announced that media and health personnel were excluded from the curfew after 6:00 pm. Operations Commander Lieutenant General Qais Al-Muhammadawi said, “The exception includes employees working in the channels in the evening, provided that they are heading or returning from work and that there is no one with them from outside the channel team.
Full details here: https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA/348022/%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%8A

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: The decision was announced as due to the lock down, the media and health cadres faced harassment by moving around the streets of the capital, Baghdad, and were prevented from passing checkpoints to enter their residential areas at night and when going to work.