24 May 2020 – Closure of all entrances to the external governorate

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Wasit)
Lead People/Agency: Muhammad Al Mayahi, Wasit governor

Overview: Wasit Governorate announced, the closure of all entrances to the external governorate. The governor, Muhammad Al Mayahi, announced that the people of the governorate who are in other cities will be given a chance of one day to come back after which they will be prevented from entry until further notice. He added that all previous exceptions are cancelled and any human gatherings will be dealt with according to the law.
Full details here: https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA/346122/%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%B7-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%A7%D8%BA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82-%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%87%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%A9

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: To ensure the safety of people in the governorate.