In detail … the decisions of the Supreme Health and Safety Committee following the last meeting chaired by Al-Kazemi

2021.02.13 – 22:52

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The Supreme Committee for National Health and Safety, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued 25 important decisions regarding the current health situation.  


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The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement that “People” received a copy (February 13, 2021), that “during the meeting, developments in the Corona pandemic in the country were discussed, in light of the increasing number of infections among citizens, as well as discussing the most important measures by which the virus can be contained.” And limit its spread. ”  


The meeting resulted in the issuance of a number of the following decisions:  


Imposing a comprehensive curfew on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays every week, starting on February 18, 2021, while the partial curfew on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will be from eight in the evening until five in the morning until March 8, 2021, and it will be reviewed according to the epidemiological situation except for:  


Employees of the Ministry of Health, security forces and service departments.  


Foodstuff stores, fruit and vegetable stores, ovens and pharmacies, and their working hours are from five in the morning until seven in the evening (during the period of the comprehensive ban), and they are not allowed to remain open after those times for any reason, except for pharmacies guarding (designated by the union Pharmacists) to work during ban hours, taking into account (geographical distribution) and emphasizing  

Providing sterilizers (containing 70% alcohol) at the entrance to the store, markets or pharmacy, and applying physical spacing procedures between customers with a distance of not less than 2 meters from all directions, and the rate of one person per 2 meters.  


Media personnel who have the approval of the Minister of Health (exclusively).  


Moving between governorates due to humanitarian conditions.  


Emphasizing on citizens to wear masks in public places as well as inside taxis and buses, and to adhere to physical distancing within them, with imposing financial fines of (25) thousand dinars on violators based on the Public Health Law as follows:  


Do not allow:  


More than (4) people inside the saloon car, including the driver.  


More than (6) people inside passenger cars with a capacity of (11) passengers (Kia), including the driver.  


More than (8) people inside passenger cars with a capacity of (21) passengers (coaster), including the driver.  


More than (2) people in the truck, including the driver.  


All passengers, including the driver, are required to wear masks.  


Open car windows.  


It is not allowed for the (stats) to transport more than one person with the driver.  


Do not allow another person to ride with the motorcyclist.  


The General Traffic Directorate imposed severe penalties for violating drivers.  

Implementing preventive measures in medical clinics and private laboratories approved by the Supreme Committee for National Health and Safety, in its Resolution 78 of 2020, and emphasizing the following:  


Provision of sterilizers containing alcohol at a concentration of 70% in the waiting area for the customers.  


Auditors are required to wear masks when entering the clinic or laboratory or providing it to them.  


Maintaining the physical distance between the auditors, with a distance of no less than (2) meters from all sides, at the rate of one person for every (2) square meters of space.  


Joint teams from (the Inspection Department in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior, the National Security Agency, the Joint Operations Command, and the Baghdad Operations Command) follow up the implementation of procedures, impose severe penalties, and close violating clinics and laboratories immediately.  

Close private medical clinics that treat Coronavirus patients using protocols that violate the protocols approved by the scientific committees and used in government health institutions.  


Closure of all beauty and massage centers starting from 2/18/2021 for a period of two weeks, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation of the disease.  


Close entertainment places, parks, cinemas, sports halls and swimming pools, all starting from 2/18/2021 for a period of two weeks, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation of the disease.  


Preventing the establishment of vows and mourning councils, and contenting themselves with condolences through social media channels, to avoid spreading the epidemic through these councils and until further notice, and imposing a fine of 5 million dinars on violators based on the Public Health Law.  


Close all mosques and Hussainiyas and open them at prayer times (only) to lift the call to prayer and prohibit group prayers in them and until further notice.  


Banning the holding of wedding parties in banquet halls and closing them from 2/18/2021 until further notice, and imposing financial fines of (5) million dinars on violators based on the Public Health Law.  


Closure of malls, cafes and cafeterias, starting from 2/18/2021, for a period of two weeks, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation of the disease.  


Closing restaurants and being satisfied with the delivery service, with the commitment of restaurant owners to preventive measures inside the restaurant (wearing masks and gloves) of workers starting from 2/18/2021 for a period of two weeks, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation of the disease, with imposing a fine of (5) million dinars on violators based on To the Public Health Act.  


Education in governmental and private schools, institutes and colleges shall be electronically starting from 2/18/2021 until 4/3/2021, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation, after which the date for the attendance examinations will be determined for all stages, with the exception of the final stages for students of faculties of medicine.  


Postponing the holding of union, organizations and federations elections, and holding conferences, festivals and exhibitions starting from 2/18/2021 for a period of two weeks, which can be extended according to the epidemiological situation of the disease.  


Follow-up of the two Shia and Sunni endowments divisions to implement preventive measures during visiting the holy shrines and honorable shrines, and to emphasize maintaining physical distancing between visitors, not to allow entry to the shrines without wearing a mask, and to take appropriate measures to prevent gathering and stampede inside the holy shrines and holy shrines.  


Banning the travel of tourist groups from Iraq to all countries of the world and until further notice.  


The Ministry of Health and Environment conducts a covid-19 examination with pcr technology for all arrivals from border ports and airports in exchange for sums collected in the same way by examining travelers in the laboratories of popular clinics, according to the approved contexts and mechanisms.  


Allowing goods and containers to enter through border ports (land, sea, and air), while taking measures to sterilize and sterilize goods and containers from abroad.  


The working hours of the employees of the ministries and departments not associated with the Ministry and the governorates shall be 50% of the official working hours, with the exception of the Ministry of Health.  


The working hours of pregnant employees and women with children under the age of six in ministries and agencies not associated with a ministry and the governorates shall not exceed (25%), as nurseries and kindergartens are not allowed to open.  


To oblige ministries and entities not associated with a ministry, governorates, companies and private institutions to:  


The provision of sterilizers (containing alcohol at a concentration of 70%) in the building facilities.  


Wear masks from all employees and visitors.  


Applying physical distancing procedures for workers and auditors, with indicative signs to stand on the ground.  


Establish transparent barriers for employees who receive clients face to face.  


Using modern technology and the Internet to complete transactions without the need to review citizens through the application of e-government programs and the Internet.  


Assigning the Ministry of the Interior, the National Security Agency, the Joint Operations Command and the Baghdad Operations Command, to support the supervisory health teams in their monitoring rounds to follow up the implementation of the aforementioned procedures during and outside the official working hours, with imposing fines against violators up to (5) million and referring them to the competent courts.  



Urging civil society organizations, charitable institutions and community police to distribute masks in residential neighborhoods and public places, and urge citizens to wear them.  


The Prime Minister affirmed his directives to the governors to prepare plots of lands and distribute them to the White Army employees in support of them in the face of the Corona pandemic.  


Extending the exception granted to the Ministry of Health and Environment according to the decisions of the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety No. (18) and (88) for the year 2020 until 6/1/2021.  


Media channels have intensified their awareness-raising programs, especially with regard to the preventive measures that must be taken, due to the great negligence of adherence to them, which has led to an increase in infections in the governorates of Iraq now, with the need to urge citizens to take the (Covid-19) vaccine upon its arrival.

Head of Parliamentary Finance: The 2021 budget meets the needs of all segments of Iraqi society

02/13/2021 21:11

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Baghdad / Al-Masalla: Head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham Al-Jubouri, said, Saturday, February 13, 2021, that the fiscal budget for 2021 met the needs of all segments of Iraqi society.

Al-Jubouri confirmed in a press statement, that “the revenues of ministries and all provinces have been increased in a fair manner, especially the oil provinces.”

Al-Jubouri added that “the Parliamentary Finance Committee is waiting for the political blocs to agree on the share of Kurdistan,” considering that “the authority to change the dollar is not among the powers of the House of Representatives, and the financial and monetary policy is a purely governmental authority.”

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Al-Sadr issues a position regarding the “rejection” of the Pope’s visit to Iraq


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Shafaq News / On Saturday, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr issued a position regarding Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Iraq.

Al-Sadr said in his tweet, which was seen by Shafaq News, “I received that there are some opponents to the Pope’s visit.”

He continued by saying, “Openness to religions is desirable, and his visit to Iraq is welcome, and our hearts before our doors are open to him.”

He added, “Najaf Al-Ashraf is the capital of religions, so you are welcome as a lover of peace. May God live the followers of the Prophet of God Jesus, and indeed the Prophet of God Moses, unless they declare to the religions hostility (such as the Zionist entity). All the followers of the Seal of the Prophets Muhammad are your brothers in peace and Islam.”

The Vatican had announced earlier the Pope’s visit program to Iraq by visiting the capital, Baghdad, on the fifth of next March. He will also visit Najaf, the ancient city of Ur, Erbil, Mosul and Qaraqosh.

A Kurdish deputy talks about a “last attempt” in the negotiations in Erbil and Baghdad, after news of their stoppage

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A member of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament for the Democratic Party, Idris Shaban, said today, Saturday, that the regional government is continuing its negotiations with Baghdad in a final attempt regarding the Kurdistan’s share of the general budget for 2021.

Idris Shaaban said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the talk about stopping negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil is borne by the political parties that do not want to reach an agreement between the two parties,” indicating that “the regional government is continuing to negotiate with it in a final attempt to persuade the political blocs to fix Kurdistan’s share of the budget. “.

And a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Thamer Theban, revealed today, Saturday, that the dialogues about the share of the Kurdistan region in the 2021 budget have stopped due to the recent statements of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani.

Shaaban added, “The statements of the President of the Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, were realistic and in harmony with the constitution. He did not say that we would not deliver the oil. Rather, he said that it is illogical to hand over all the oil, because the region has obligations with oil companies and local consumption.”

A member of the Parliament of the Kurdistan region confirmed that “the regional government has fully approved the delivery of 250 thousand barrels of oil per day with half of the proceeds from the border crossings.”

And the President of the Kurdistan government, Masrour Barzani, confirmed, on Wednesday (February 10, 2021), that the region will work by all means if Baghdad tries to impose its will on Erbil, as he put it.

Barzani said during a press conference, followed by (Baghdad today), that “the regional government is still discussing with Baghdad the files of the budget and oil delivery.”

He added, “If Baghdad tries to impose its will on Kurdistan, the region will work by all means to ensure what Kurdistan needs.”

Barzani added, “We will work in all directions, with the government and parliament, in order not to reach a dead end,” noting that “the failure of Baghdad and Erbil to reach an agreement will harm all of Iraq.”

During the conference, Barzani said, “Some political forces in Baghdad are struggling with each other to attract votes from the Iraqi street before the upcoming Federal Parliament elections.”

Barzani called, “the Kurdish blocs to unify their position in Baghdad with regard to the federal budget file.”

Barzani stressed that “handing over all oil to the federal government is an unconstitutional requirement,” adding: “We refuse to deliver all oil to the central government, because the region has obligations.”

He pointed out that “Iraqi political parties are struggling with each other to attract the voices of the street before the elections,” calling on “the Kurdish parties to unify their position in the budget file.”

Barzani explained that the region “requested that the budget be transparent and in accordance with the articles of the Iraqi constitution,” noting that “Kurdistan supports and supports the previous agreement that was signed with the federal government.”

Al-Kazemi receives ambassadors of the countries of the Economic Contact Group in support of Iraq

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{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, received today, Saturday, the ambassadors of the countries of the Economic Contact Group in support of Iraq.

During the meeting, he reviewed the latest developments related to government steps in the field of economic reform, the completion of the white reform paper, and the inclusion of related concepts in the general federal budget law that is now before the House of Representatives.

The Prime Minister stressed the importance of government measures to address the chronic problems plaguing the Iraqi economy, and their link to corruption and mismanagement.     

He said: The reform paper carries a future vision towards building an advanced Iraqi economy that stimulates local production in the industrial, agricultural and other sectors, provides job opportunities, and optimizes Iraq’s human and material energies.

He also indicated that the government is taking steps to combat corruption despite the great pressures that hinder this file as a result of harming the interests of those who have been living illegally on state resources for many years.

He stressed the need to activate the outputs of the international conferences held in this regard, in order to turn into concrete steps that would benefit the Iraqi economy, and provide a decent life for the citizen.

The ambassadors of the Economic Contact Group, chaired by Germany and the European Union, in addition to the World Bank, praised the importance of the steps taken by the government to implement reform, and expressed their willingness to work according to the priorities set by Iraq to support the reform process and efforts to combat corruption.

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The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil reaches $ 62.34

Editing date: 2/13/2021 12:04 • 57 read times


Oil prices rose today after their decline earlier in the session, and Brent rose more than a dollar to the highest level for the session at $ 62.34 a barrel, and US crude rose 14 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $ 58.38, after falling to $ 57.41, according to ” Reuters. Both contracts are poised to make weekly gains.

Prices have risen over recent weeks, due in part to cuts in oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers in the so-called OPEC group.

Oil prices also supported hopes about the distribution of vaccines to prevent Corona virus, which may stimulate the recovery of demand.

Parliamentary economy favors the vote on the budget this week

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The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee suggested that the vote on the budget law will take place in the middle of this week.

Committee member Mayada al-Najjar said, “The atmosphere so far is positive for the vote on the draft general budget bill,” according to the official news agency, INA.

It was agreed on the content of the draft budget bill, leaving nothing but “the share of the Kurdistan Region and some tables,” according to Al-Najjar, and it is likely that “the two days of the law’s presentation for voting and passing it this week will be on Monday or Tuesday.”

In the context, Deputy Mansour Al-Baiji called on the Presidency of the House of Representatives to set a date for a session to vote on the current year’s budget law and not to delay its approval any longer, considering that the Kurdistan region’s share is “the eternal problem of the budget law, and it must be submitted to a vote on it by the political majority.”

Al-Baiji said in a statement seen by “Al-Eqtisad News”, that “the amendments made to the budget law by the Finance Committee are large, and they have changed a lot in the content of the budget and are ready for voting, according to the statement of the Finance Committee, except for the paragraph of Kurdistan Region’s share, which is the only problem with the budget. “.

Al-Halbousi: Soon the budget will be passed, and we have taken important steps to address the economic crisis

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, Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, confirmed, on Saturday, that important steps have been taken to address the economic crisis, indicating that the budget law will soon be passed.

Al-Halbousi said, in a speech during the memorial ceremony to commemorate the Iraqi martyr’s day, and Mawazine News followed him, “The economic downturn and the current crisis in the country will undermine all efforts made to build the state.”

Al-Halbousi indicated that “it is necessary to examine the violations against citizens due to uncontrolled weapons,” explaining that “terrorism and corruption, in the end, is a state-building project.” Ended 29 / p4