15 April 2020 – General Traffic Directorate launches electronic system to book vehicle registration checks

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Military, Police and Interior Affairs
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Brigadier Haider Karim, Director of Public Relations and Media – General Traffic Directorate

Overview: Brigadier Haider Karim, Director of Public Relations and Media, said in a statement that the Directorate launched a system that can be used throughout the country for reserving appointments to review vehicle registration sites. This measure was taken as a step to prevent the gathering of people and hence prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

– As after the city of Najaf, the city of Basrah is one of the cities with the highest COVID-19 cases, the Army Air Force used helicopters to deliver leaflets in the Al-Zubair district of Basra Governorate with an urgent appeal to the people, calling on them to abide by the curfew and medical directives to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: To preserve the safety of citizens to avoid the density of auditors at the sites