15 August 2020 – Ministry of Health calls for tighter measures against violators

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Deputy Minister of Health, Hazem Al-Jumaili.

Overview: The Ministry of Health considered that the increase in the number of cases of Coronavirus in Iraq was highly due to the lack of commitment of citizens, calling for tightening measures. The Deputy Minister of Health, Hazem Al-Jumaili, shared in an interview by the Iraqi News Agency, that the procedures must be tightened against violators due to the increase in Coronavirus infections, noting that reaching 4000 cases of Coronavirus infections is a very dangerous indicator.

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Due to the lack of commitment of citizens in adhering to the preventive measures and hence the increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country.