16 August 2020 – Partial curfew extended, movement between governorates stopped

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Indigenous Peoples, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi

Overview: The Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety issued several decisions, including the continuation of the partial curfew in the country from 10 pm to 5 am. The committee also decided to launch bonuses and promotions for health staff. Also, it was decided to stop the movement between governorates unless absolutely necessary, while allowing those studying abroad to leave through the land ports.

Health Minister, Hassan Al-Tamimi hinted that the country may return to implementing a comprehensive curfew, while indicating that the ministry will resort to legal methods to prosecute those who do not adhere to health procedures. He added that there are decisions that will be issued soon, especially due to the approach of the month of Muharram in which it is is expected that there will be large gatherings, without taking into account the seriousness of the epidemic. He added that due to citizens ignorance on the seriousness of this disease and failure to respond to the instructions and information, whether announced by the Ministry or the World Health Organization, or the high rates of injuries and deaths recorded in a number of Arab and European countries.

He added, that the Ministry will resort to legal methods to prosecute those who do not comply with the Ministry of Health procedures according to the Public Health Law, explaining that the spread of the virus is not only the responsibility of the Ministry of Health alone but also the responsibility of the citizens.
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: Due to the high number of Coronavirus cases and the failure of citizens to adhere to the preventive measures.