09 June 2020 – Wasit issues a number of new decisions

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Indigenous Peoples, Local Government, Media/Arts/Culture, Private Sector and Businesses, Social Services, Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Legal and policy; Enforcement actions; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Education and awareness; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Wasit)
Lead People/Agency: Governor of Wasit Muhammad Al-Mayahi

Overview: Governor of Wasit Muhammad Al-Mayahi during a meeting with the crisis cell announced that Wasit may become a disaster-stricken province due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and hence announced the following:

1- Creating a plan for the regional quarantine, to be implemented next week.
2- Implementing a home quarantine for patients with no symptoms or breathing problem.
3- Opening quarantine centers in the neighborhoods of Al-Hay, Al-Numaniya, Al-Suwaira and Al-Azizia to reduce the burden on Al-Zahra General Hospital.
4- Emphasis on preventing gatherings, which he mentioned was the duty and responsibility of citizens.
5- Double the fines on the violators from the owners of restaurants and cafes. He also stated that the license was withdrawn from 50 restaurants and coffee shops due to violation of measures.
6- Forming a volunteering media cell from all actors and activists to carry out a comprehensive awareness campaign.

Full details here: https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA/348083/%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B8-%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%B7-%D9%8A%D8%AD%D8%B0%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B8%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B7%D9%82%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86%D9%83%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%B5

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Increase in the number of cases in the province