12 April 2020 – Authorities issue directives maintaining closure of Najaf International Airport, among others

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: City
Lead People/Agency: Governor of Najaf, head of the Crisis Cell, Louay Sari

Overview: The Crisis Cell in Najaf Province took several decisions during its meeting headed by Governor Louay Al-Yasiri:

-To close private clinics in the governorate and consulting private hospitals for a week, attributing the decision of protecting medical personnel and strengthening the monitoring of suspected Corona virus cases.
-Maintaining the complete closure of Najaf International Airport until the end of this epidemic.
-Due to the approaching of the holy month of Ramadan, the working hours of shops, commercial markets, and bakeries, will be extended to 6:00 pm instead of 4:00 pm.
-The private fuel stations throughout the governorate will only be opened until six o’clock in the evening and government stations throughout the day.
-To open the banking offices in order to stimulate the economic movement and activate the funds and to pay salaries starting from eight in the morning until six in the evening.

Full details here: https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/%D9%83%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A7-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82/341279/%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B2%D9%85%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%AC%D9%81-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%B0-%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A9

Type of Justification: No justification given