06 May 2020 – Establishment of penalties for citizens violating the banning of gatherings; reports of violations encouraged

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, Police and Interior Affairs
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the establishment of penalties for citizens violating the banning of gatherings (parties, weddings, condolence councils). The MOH also requested the relevant authorities and affected citizens to report those who violate the safety of Iraqis by violating the instructions issued by the competent authorities.
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: For the purpose of effectively addressing the negative actions of citizens violating the curfew instructions, the relevant bodies such as the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health and the affected citizens were called to file cases against those who violate the safety rules and instructions issued by the competent authorities.