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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Baghdad – People  

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.   

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