24 February 2020 – Border with Kuwait closed

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Iraq closed the border with Kuwait after Kuwait confirmed several cases. Social media campaigns urged Iraqis to wear face masks.
Full details here: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/02/24/Iraq-closes-border-with-Kuwait-at-country-s-request-Official

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country
Evidence/Justification: “without providing a reason, amid fears over the spread of coronavirus”