22 March 2020 – Lockdown announced until 28 March, transport, religious, and educational sites closed.

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Executive Office, Immigration, Local Government, Police, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: N/A

Overview: Lockdown is announced throughout the country until the 28th of March 2020. The country’s airports, educational institutes, religious sites, and gathering spots are all closed.

Extension of travel ban into and out of Baghdad is to be extended until the 28th of March 2020.

Full details here: https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/325526/iraq-nationwide-lockdown-implemented-march-22-update-15

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat to the country, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government