Iraq will not impose a full time curfew during New Year's vacation

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2020-12-22T20:01:56+0000
Iraq will not impose a full time curfew during New Year's vacation

Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Crisis Cell confirmed, on Tuesday, that the Iraqi authorities will not impose a full-time curfew.

Jawad Al-Mousawi, rapporteur of the parliament's Crisis Cell told Shafaq News Agency "Iraq will not impose a full time curfew during New Year's vacation, but still committed to the partial curfew."

Earlier today, The Iraqi Cabinet approved precautionary measures to dealing with the new coronavirus strain.

A statement by the Media Office said the Council of Ministers took a set of measures to prevent the spread of corona virus which are:

•             using masks and keeping social distancing

•             Banning all flights from to United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Iran, Japan as well as preventing entry to arrivals from these countries except Iraqis.

•             Securing the money allocated to Pfizer to obtain the vaccine (about 15 million dollars)

•             Close social facilities (restaurants, malls, etc.) for two weeks, starting from December 24, 2020.

•             Close all land border crossings, except for emergency cases.

So far, Iraq registered 586,503 cases, 524,344 recoveries and 12,725 deaths

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