June 9, 2021 | healthcare

Iraq Announces New Measures to Curb COVID-19

ERBIL - Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers, during which a number of new decisions were made to curb the coronavirus.

According to a statement by the premier's office, the cabinet approved the following recommendations:

1- All workers in shops, restaurants, malls, laboratories and all places under health control should be vaccinated, with violators to be held accountable by imposing fines and closing the places.

2- Other than teachers and students, all employees of ministries, private sector institutions, and workers must obtain a vaccination card or a negative PCR test.

3- All government departments are required not to receive any persons unless they carry a vaccination card or a negative PCR test.

5- An international certificate of vaccination is required for any Iraqis traveling abroad.

6- Citizens are expected to receive at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as a condition for moving during the curfew.

7- All media channels are required to broadcast awareness programs on the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 and urge the public to pre-book through the electronic platform for vaccination and emphasised neither to host non-specialists regarding Covid-19 vaccines nor promoting rumors. The violating channels will be closed.


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