18 May 2020 – Two week regional embargo in Baghdad due to increase in cases

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Regional
Lead People/Agency: Health Minister

Overview: Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi announced the start of a two-week regional embargo in Baghdad. The regions covered by the embargo are Al Sadr city, Al Habiba, Al Kamaliya, Al Shula and Al Amriya. He also stressed that strict measures will be taken in the areas covered by the regional embargo.
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: This came due to the increase in the number of cases of the Corona epidemic in the Baghdad governorate.