26 February 2020 – Schools/universities closed, public gatherings banned, travel to high-risk countries banned

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Immigration
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Crisis Cell

Overview: Iraq announced suspension of schools and universities for 10 days (27/2/2020-7/3/2020). The gathering centers, cafes and cinemas were to be closed for the same duration. Iraqis were prohibited from traveling to China, Iran, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Italy except for official and foreign delegations and diplomatic bodies.
Full details here: https://www.aa.com.tr/ar/الدول-العربية/بسبب-كورونا-العراق-يعلق-دوام-المدارس-والجامعات-10-أيام/1746155

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Evidence/Justification: Measures come after 5 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Monday and Tuesday