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    Iraqi government announces preventative measures in response to Coronavirus

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    Iraq’s Ministry of Health announced several preventive measures in response to Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China.

    The Ministry of Health confirmed that it has activated its plan for potential epidemics, stressing that all measures are precautionary and are being introduced in coordination with the World Health Organisation and other relevant bodies.

    The new procedures include:

    • Implementing tighter measures at Iraq’s border crossings, including airports
    • Evacuating Iraqi nationals in the Chinese city of Wuhan to Baghdad on board a chartered Iraqi Airways aircraft, accompanied by a medical team
    • Screening evacuated Iraqi nationals on arrival in Baghdad, followed by follow-up and and monitoring measures

    Earlier, the Ministry of Health confirmed that no case of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been recorded to Iraq.

    The Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, on Sunday chaired a meeting with the Ministers of Health, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Transport, as well as representatives of other relevant authorities, to review Iraq’s Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) preparedness.

    The meeting agreed to establish a ministerial committee to be chaired by the Minister of Health to coordinate the government response and monitor developments.

     

     

     



    5 Comments on "Iraqi government announces preventative measures in response to Coronavirus"

    1. Government of Iraq says:

      […] Prime Minister earlier this week chaired a meeting with the Ministers of Health, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Transport, as well as representatives […]

    2. Cabinet receives briefing on national developments, Coronavirus preparedness – Iraqi Economists Network says:

      […] Prime Minister earlier this week chaired a meeting with the Ministers of Health, Foreign Affairs, Interior and Transport, as well as representatives […]

    3. Government of Iraq says:

      […] of the World Health Organization in Iraq and several officials to review the government’s preventive and precautionary measures against Novel Coronavirus […]

    4. Government of Iraq says:

      […] Prime Minister Adel Abd Al-Mahdi chaired a meeting in Baghdad to review the government’s preventive and precautionary measures against Novel Coronavirus […]

    5. Government of Iraq says:

      […] Iraqis for their cooperation, and urged citizens to continue to follow official guidance from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to protect themselves and […]


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