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Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:56 am

COVID-19 Information


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Country-Specific Information:


  • Iraq has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.


Entry and Exit Requirements:


  • Passengers arriving on flights to Iraq’s international airports from countries with reported cases of COVID-19 will be screened on arrival.

  • On February 26, the GOI imposed an entry ban on citizens of China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Kuwait, and Bahrain. The ban also applies to travelers arriving from these countries, irrespective of citizenship.  Diplomats, official delegations, and Iraqi nationals are exempted from the ban.

  • As of February 27, the Safwan border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait remains closed.

  • Iraqi Airways suspended flights to Beijing and Guangzhou.


Specific to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR):

  • As of February 25, the KRG closed the following border crossings: Bashmakh, Haji Omaran, Parwezkhan, Munthiriya, Summar, and Safawan. The Shalamija, Shib, and Zurbatya border crossings are open only to Iraqi citizens.

  • All international travelers entering the KRG by land or air will be medically screened upon arrival.


Quarantine Information


  • Residents of Iraq who have been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Singapore, or Thailand in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.


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Direct:  The Ministry of Health and Environment of Iraq announced the total number of newly infected Coronaviruses, which reached 68 people.




The ministry said in a statement today, Wednesday, that the total number of deaths from the Corona virus reached 8 deaths, and 15 cases of full recovery.




The Ministry's laboratories diagnosed two new cases, one in Karbala and the other in Najaf, and a new death in Karbala.




The Ministry affirmed the implementation of the decisions of the Diwaniyah Order Committee No. 55 of 2020, calling on the relevant authorities to hold violators accountable, and stressed the commitment to personal and community prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of infection.

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Direct : The World Health Organization announced that the Corona virus has become a global epidemic with its increasing spread in 114 countries.

The number of infections with the Coronavirus has increased rapidly recently, with more than 118,000 cases so far.

"In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled," said WHO Director-General Tidros Adhanom Gebresos at a press conference on Wednesday.

"In the coming days and weeks, we expect to see the number of cases and the number of deaths and the number of affected countries rise further," Tidros added.

Global health defines a global epidemic as a disease that is spreading widely all over the world, and that it would be charged with major political and economic repercussions.

Tedros expressed his grave concern over the rapid spread of the Coruna virus and not combating it enough, noting that it harms all sectors, not just health.







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Thursday, 12 March 2020

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All of us face a common threat – the coronavirus – COVID 19.

Today’s declaration of a pandemic is a call to action – for everyone, everywhere.


It’s also a call for responsibility and solidarity – as nations united and as people united.


As we fight the virus, we cannot let fear go viral.


Together, we can still change the course of this pandemic – but that means addressing inaction.


The best science tells us, if countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace and mobilize their people in the response, we can go a long way to mitigating transmission.


I call on every government to step up and scale up their efforts – now.


And since this is a crisis that affects everyone, we must all play our part.


As we mourn all those who have lost their lives and the many families who are suffering, we must show solidarity with the most vulnerable – the elderly, the sick, those without reliable healthcare, and those on the edge of poverty.


Let’s move forward with resolve and without stigma.


You can count on the UN to do our part.


Let’s overcome this common threat together.





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COVID-19 Information Empty Mourning appreciates the efforts of the Crisis Cell and calls for redoubling efforts and spreading awareness and applying measures throughout Iraq to limit the spread of the dangerous Corona virus.

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Mourning appreciates the efforts of the Crisis Cell and calls for redoubling efforts and spreading awareness and applying measures throughout Iraq to limit the spread of the dangerous Corona virus.


The Honorable Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Dr. Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad, valued the great and distinguished efforts of the government crisis cell, and calls for redoubling efforts and applying all necessary measures to control airports and border ports to control the situation and prevent the spread of the dangerous Corona virus, which is threatening the lives of the general public. To the necessity of continuing the campaigns of fumigation and sterilization for state departments and public places, and holding accountable the authorities who neglect to implement the preventive instructions issued by the crisis cell.


The Vice-President of the Council, in a statement issued by him, stressed the importance of citizens ’cooperation with the state’s health and service institutions, adherence to health guidelines and instructions, taking the necessary precautions to prevent in all food places, markets and commercial stores, and following up on advice and awareness campaigns issued by official authorities to preserve the lives of citizens throughout the country.


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Mr. Hassan Karim Al Kaabi, member of the Presidency of the House of Representatives, today, Thursday, 12 March 2020, telephoned the ambassadors of Iraq to the Republic of China, Mr. Ahmed Barwari, and Italy, Mrs. Safia Al-Suhail, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Saad Kandil, and in Moscow Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Husseini, To check on the health and safety of the children of the Iraqi community, residents and scholars present in the four countries, as well as the staff of the Iraqi embassies, after infection of some of the cities with the new "Corona" virus.


His Eminence called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassadors in the four countries on the need to pay serious and urgent attention to the subject of 24-hour communication with Iraqi communities and their evacuation from the affected areas, and move towards taking all the required procedures and providing places and medical supplies to keep them away from the danger circle, pointing to the importance of coordination with The central government if they want to return to the homeland in peace and security.


In turn, the ambassadors confirmed that they have prepared operating rooms to receive the suspected cases of the community and evacuate them from the affected areas.


The ambassadors assured the ambassadors of China and Russia, Mr. Al-Kaabi, that the danger of the spread of the virus began to decline, and there was no danger to our community present in the two countries, in addition to not recording any infection among their ranks.


For their part, the ambassadors of Iran and Italy stated that the seriousness of the Corona outbreak is still present, while the cadres of the two embassies are working with all their energy and ability to keep the danger as far as possible from the Iraqi residents in the two countries.


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Economy News - Baghdad

The Central Bank of Iraq announced the allocation of 30  billion dinars to counter the Corona virus in Iraq.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Al-Alaq, said in a press statement, received by "Al-Iqtisad News", "Supporting the efforts of the state to confront the Corona virus with an amount of 30  billion dinars deposited in the bank account designated for this purpose, which was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs."

Al-Alaq called on banks and the private sector to contribute to the campaign.





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The Iraqi Trade Bank announced today, Sunday, a donation of $ 5 million to the Ministry of Health to support its efforts to combat the emerging corona virus.

And the Iraqi bank said on its page on the social networking site "Facebook", "out of a sense of social responsibility, the Iraqi Trade Bank decided to donate an amount of five million dollars to support the efforts of the Ministry of Health in the fight against the emerging corona virus."



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 The three big government banks donate $ 8 million to fight Corona in Iraq


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Finance Minister Fouad Hussein announced on Sunday (15 March 2020) that Al-Rashid and Al-Rafidain Bank donated 3 million dollars to the Iraqi Ministry of Health in order to help it tackle the new Corona virus .

Hussein said in a tweet via the "Twitter" platform, that "a meeting chaired by, and included the governor of the Central Bank, directors of Rafidain and Rashid and Iraqi banks for trade, and the head of the retirement board for the purpose of securing financial support for efforts to contain the Corona virus ."

He continued: "We decided to open a special bank account for the donation, as TBI contributed $ 5 million, and Al-Rafidain and Al-Rasheed contributed 3 million ."

Earlier today, the Trade Bank of Iraq donated $ 5 million to the Iraqi Ministry of Health to support it in the face of the Corona virus .





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COVID-19 Information Empty The Ministry of Finance completes the operational budget of the departments of the Ministry of Health with the aim of providing requirements to tackle the Corona virus

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The Ministry of Finance completes the operational budget of the departments of the Ministry of Health with the aim of providing requirements to tackle the Corona virus




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After the meeting held by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and the Minister of Finance Mr. Fouad Hussein with the Minister of Health Dr. Jaafar Tawfiq Allawi and the advanced financial and administrative staff in the ministry and in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance an agency and general managers of the budget and accounting and legal departments in the Ministry of Finance during which the financial situation of the ministry was studied And the departments of health and deliberation on the legal frameworks for funding in order to support the ministry with the necessary financial funding to face the threat of the spread of Corona virus and to prepare all the requirements that facilitate the work of health teams throughout Iraq.





Accordingly, the Ministry of Finance invites the departments of the Ministry of Health in Baghdad and all governorates to review the Ministry of Finance, the Accounting Department, for the purpose of completing the requirements for financing the operational budget for their departments for the month of March, as well as the differences for the months of January and February in order to complete the requirements to face the threat of the spread and control of Corona virus.


We call on the governors to urge the directors of the health departments in their governorates to review the Ministry of Finance on Sunday, March 15th, to complete the requirements.








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Mr. Hassan Karim Al Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, today, Sunday, March 15, 2020, called on the honorable Iraqi people on the need to adhere to the health guidelines and preventive measures issued by the crisis cell and the competent medical authorities, to prevent corona virus and prevent its spread in the country.


He warned his sovereignty against underestimating and indifference in dealing with the preventive measures to limit the spread of the Corona epidemic, stressing that the continued negligence with the indicative recommendations and the non-literal commitment in it, especially mentioning here “population centers, mixing, non-emergency transportation, feasting, etc.” God, pointing to great countries that have huge economies and budgets that could not cope with this epidemic.


Al-Kaabi called on all spectrums of the people to be side by side with medical and health cadres in launching awareness-raising and educational campaigns and constant eagerness to adhere to the guidelines away from fear and panic, and everything that would reduce the crisis from society, appreciating the efforts of these sincere and efficient cadres that spared no effort In the permanent presence in hospitals and laboratories, to detect injury cases, to provide the necessary treatments and to ward off danger from citizens.


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Economy News - Baghdad

The Iraqi Stock Exchange closed   today, Sunday, down by 0.47%, as investors fear the financial crisis that hit Iraq after the drop in oil prices and the effects of the Corona virus.

Foreign investors sold 115 million shares, worth 34 million dinars, through implementing 9 deals on the shares of one company. Meanwhile, Al-Mansour Pharmaceuticals, Karkh Games City and International Bank fell.  





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Direct: The Iraqi authorities decided to impose a curfew completely in the capital, Baghdad, from Tuesday, 17 March at 11 pm until Monday, 23 March at 11 pm.

Diwaniya Committee No. 55 of 2020 held a wide meeting, this evening, Sunday, headed by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to discuss developments in the health situation and measures to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus and ways to prevent it, according to the statement of the Information Office of the Prime Minister.

The committee decided to suspend the official working hours in all ministries and governmental and non-governmental institutions, with the exception of the security, service and health services, the authorized media for its work, diplomats and the commercial movement of goods and foodstuffs .

The decisions included obligating the relevant authorities to conduct sanitation campaigns and health visits to areas identified by the health services in Baghdad .

The committee also gave the governors the power to impose curfews in their governorates, as well as to suspend flights from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until Tuesday, March 24, 2020 .

The committee mandated the Ministry of Communications to increase the internet capacities entering Iraq through the companies contracted with by ISP and to work to reduce prices for a month, which can be extended, and to give free capacities determined by the ministry .

The committee stressed on stopping movement between governorates , with an emphasis on citizens in all governorates to follow medical procedures, directives and guidelines, including avoiding attending gatherings and mixing, and staying in homes except in cases of necessity .

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Mohsen Ismail, announced the support of the state’s efforts to confront the epidemic of the Corona virus, at an amount of (thirty billion) Iraqi dinars deposited in the bank account designated for this purpose, which was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs / Minister of Finance on March 15, 2020, and invites His Excellency the Governor Banks and the private sector to contribute to this campaign.
 
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Country-Specific Information:


  • Iraq has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.



Entry and Exit Requirements:


  • The GOI suspended all flights to and from Iraq from March 17-24, 2020.

  • Passengers arriving on flights to Iraq’s international airports from countries with reported cases of COVID-19 will be screened on arrival.

  • As of March 13, the GOI bans entry to citizens of China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, France, Spain, Qatar, Germany, and Nigeria. The ban also applies to travelers arriving from these countries, irrespective of citizenship or residency.  Diplomats, official delegations, and Iraqi nationals are exempted from the ban.

  • As of February 25, the GOI closed the following border crossings: Bashmakh, Haji Omaran, Parwezkhan, Munthiriya, Summar, and Safawan. The Shalamija, Shib, and Zurbatya border crossings are open only to Iraqi citizens.

  • Iraqi Airways suspended flights to Beijing and Guangzhou.

  • Several countries have banned flights to or from Iraq – please check individual country pages carefully to avoid travel interruptions. Note that in a rapidly changing environment, if you choose to travel you may be subject to last-minute flight cancellations.

  • Authorities imposed a 24 hour curfew in Baghdad from March 17-24, 2020.



Quarantine Information


  • Iraqi citizens who have been in China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, France, Spain, Qatar, Germany, and Nigeria in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.



Specific to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR):


  • All international travelers entering the KRG by land or air will be medically screened upon arrival.

  • On March 15, authorities extended a curfew banning all movements in Erbil and Sulaimaniya, beginning at midnight on March 17 and extending through midnight on March 20.

  • All public celebrations of the Newroz holiday have been suspended.

  • As of March 16, all Iraqi citizens and foreign nationals arriving in the Kurdistan region who have been to the following countries in the previous 30 days will be subject to quarantine for a duration to be specified by the Kurdistan Region Department of Health:  Belgium, Hungary, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, France, Greece, Albania, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Austria, and Switzerland.

  • As the situation is changing rapidly, all travelers entering the Kurdistan region, regardless of previous travel, should be aware they could be subject to quarantine upon arrival at the direction of the regional health department.

  • Travel within Kurdistan region as well as travel to other parts of Iraq has been restricted.



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The General Manager of Al-Rashid Bank, Iyad Mahmoud Hadi, announced, on Tuesday, the support of the state’s efforts to confront the Corona virus epidemic, at an amount of (billion) Iraqi dinars.


Hadi said in a statement, Alsumaria News received a copy of it, that "in support of the country's efforts to confront the Corona virus epidemic, an amount of (one billion) Iraqi dinars was donated to the bank account designated for this purpose."

He added, "The account was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs / Minister of Finance on March 15, 2020."


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Baghdad, 19 March 2020 - The COVID-19 virus remains a present threat around the world, in this region, and in Iraq. It affects all segments of society and can only be fought with the full cooperation of each and every individual, every one of us doing what we can to help contain the outbreak.


To date, the measures taken by Iraq have been wide-ranging and squarely aimed at reducing the spread of the pandemic. It has not been easy, but the United Nations in Iraq is encouraged to note that, thanks to these efforts, Iraq has thus far managed to contain the spread of the virus.

However, the success of the containment efforts so far should not lead us to complacency. The fight is far from over. Mass gatherings, which rapidly spread the virus, must be restricted.

UN Iraq notes with appreciation that religious authorities in Iraq have urged their faithful to make public health their priority, and to stay at home rather than gather in pilgrimage until the pandemic is over. UN Iraq also commends the measures taken by the Government to stop people from gathering in groups that could endanger public health.

All that has been gained in keeping the pandemic under control in Iraq could be lost if people come together in large groups as they normally would during these dates. UN Iraq therefore calls upon the people of Iraq to commit to avoiding large gatherings – whether sports, religious or other. This is particularly difficult during a period in which we would normally gather to mark the special occasions, but we must think of others at this time, and make sure that we help limit the risk of transmission.



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Traffic reveals the number of violations registered against vehicles that broke the curfew decision


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The General Traffic Directorate announced, on Friday, the number of wheels that were fined, following the failure to adhere to the curfew imposed by the Crisis Cell to limit the outbreak of the Corona virus.

A brief statement to the public traffic seen by "Al-Iqtisad News" stated that "fines were imposed on (1793) vehicles on the Rusafa side and (1503) vehicles, and 36 vehicles were seized on the side of Al-Karkh, whose owners violated the decision to prohibit roaming after issuing instructions to hold offenders accountable."

Governmental authorities in Baghdad imposed a curfew that started from last Tuesday evening and will continue until next Monday evening, but it did not achieve what it wanted, according to observers.





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, legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi said on Friday that the legal punishment for anyone who did not abide by the curfew and spread a serious disease between 3 years in prison and life imprisonment.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement, "The Iraqi Penal Code punishes Article 368 with imprisonment for three years for whoever deliberately publishes a serious disease," stressing that "the penalty reaches life imprisonment if it leads to the death of a person."

He added, "Article 368 of the same law shall be punished by imprisonment for a year or a fine if it was not intentional, and the penalty shall be increased to imprisonment of up to five years if it leads to the death of a person."

He noted that "proving the state of death as a result of this act is confirmed by the investigative body." Ended 29 / h







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, the resigned Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, said on Friday that the danger of the "great epidemic" is still present in Iraq, despite the efforts made.

Abdul-Mahdi said, in a statement, received by Mawazine News, that "Iraq faces a serious and grave challenge, which is the outbreak of the Corona virus in various countries of the world and the injury and death of many citizens, in addition to political and economic challenges that are not hidden from you." To face this great epidemic, however, its danger is still present in Iraq and neighboring countries, and with all humanity, which has lost thousands of its people with the increasing number of injuries and deaths, except for the enormous economic losses. "

He continued: "While we share our grief with our people, we stress once again the need to adhere to health directives and guidelines, take warnings seriously and not underestimate them, including avoiding gatherings that are a carrier of infection, and adhere to the law and the curfew that was decided in order to protect the lives of citizens and put an end For an outbreak of this dangerous epidemic. ”End / 29




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COVID-19 Information Empty The International Coalition announces the start of the withdrawal of forces assigned to train the Iraqi army

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The international coalition led by the United States of America announced on Friday that it started withdrawing its forces from Iraq due to fears of the new Corona virus.

"The international coalition began to withdraw its training forces from Iraq after the suspension of the training program" as a preventive measure "from the outbreak of the Corona virus," the French Press Agency quoted a coalition official in Baghdad as saying.

He added that "the Iraqi army suspended all training activities in early March, to reduce the risk of disease spreading among its forces, including training operations by the coalition forces to help local forces fight the remnants of ISIS."

On Thursday, a senior military official from the US-led coalition fighting ISIS reported that he had suspended training for Iraqi forces due to concerns about the Corona virus. End / 29Q





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A deputy asks the Ministry of Commerce to distribute a meal to each family due to the curfew

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On Friday, the head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Haitham al-Jubouri, called on the Ministry of Commerce to distribute a meal to the Iraqi family due to the curfew.

Al-Jubouri said in a statement, "Economy News" received a copy of it.

Al-Jubouri added that this measure coincides with "the current events that our country is going through, imposing curfews and increasing food prices in local markets with the disruption of work for most workers in the private sector and stopping their financial wages."







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COVID-19 Information Empty Certain recession questions ... How will the global economy suffer from Corona?

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Certain recession questions ... How will the global economy suffer from Corona?


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Now that the answer to the question of whether the world economy is approaching a recession has come to an end, concluding with proof, it is time to ask about the quantity.

With the closure of entire cities and the disruption of the study as well as business and activities to enter the world in a state of near complete paralysis quickly, it is now expected that the world will soon experience a state of recession with a painful degree as a result of sudden stops in economic activity.

In the end, every case of economic expansion is followed by economic stagnation and vice versa, but the important questions now lie: When will we witness the global recession? And how long will it last ?, and how severe is it?
Will the "Corona" epidemic crisis push the world into a recession? The answer comes with evidence from economists in all international institutions as well as research.

The research institute "Oxford Economics" expects the recession to hit the United States and the euro area by the Koruna with expectations of global GDP shrinkage by more than a trillion dollars.

Economies such as Japan, Germany, France, and Italy had already experienced an economic downturn or failed to grow before the outbreak of the virus, but the situation is likely to be worse by the end of the current quarter, amid expectations that China will record the largest quarterly decline in GDP in decades.

So, what is the difference between the recession domestically and globally ?, The International Monetary Fund indicates that it is relatively easy to describe the recession at the local level, as it is technically defined as a contraction in a country's gross domestic product for two consecutive terms.

As for the global economic stagnation, it must be a slowdown in growth of less than 2.5 percent, accompanied by a widespread and simultaneous decline in various other indicators of global economic activity including global industrial production, trade, capital and labor flows.

What about famous cases? The Monetary Fund states that there have been four cases of global economic stagnation since 1960 until now, which were those that occurred in the years 1975, in 1982, in 1991 and in 2009 with the indication that the recession accompanying the global financial crisis was the most destructive.

To what extent will the severity of the potential global recession be ?, which is the most important question today, with most international institutions reducing GDP growth estimates to the lowest pace of increase since the global financial crisis.

Standard & Poor's credit rating agency expects global GDP to grow by 1 to 1.5 percent in 2020, as a result of measures to contain the Corona, which means the world will fall into a recession.

Morgan Stanley economists believe that the global recession is a basic hypothesis, as global GDP is expected to grow by 0.9 percent this year.

While, "Goldman Sachs" indicates the growth of the global economy this year will reach 1.25 percent, which confirms that it is in recession.

On the other hand, "Deutsche Bank" sees that the US economy suffered a contraction of 13 percent during the second quarter of this year on an annual basis due to the turmoil caused by the Corona virus, which would be the worst contraction in the country's history.

Goldman Sachs predicted that China's economy would shrink by about 9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 on an annual basis, while reducing economic growth forecasts for the whole of this year to 3 percent.

Now, what about the duration of a possible recession ?, given the history, the recent economic recession that occurred between 2007 and 2009 lasted for about 18 months to be the longest economic recession since the Great Depression in the seventies of the last century, but on the contrary, the economic recession in a period The eighties lasted for only about 6 months.

With regard to the current time, the duration of the recession is subject to a large state of uncertainty amid the ambiguity of matters related to the health crisis "Corona", which killed 8 thousand people globally and infected more than 200 thousand others.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley note that the potential economic recession will be more severe than the one that occurred in 2001, but it will not be as severe as what happened during the financial crisis.

The investment banks expect that the world will witness a state of economic recovery during the second half of the year, but they warn that the risks remain with a greater degree of economic pain.

But can anything be done to ease the coming economic recession? The major central banks around the world are racing to prevent them from entering into a recession either by lowering interest rates or interfering with markets and buying assets or helping banks to provide loans to companies.

Also, the governments of the countries announce day after day strong incentive plans to support their exhausted economies not only due to the outbreak of corona and its health repercussions, but also because of the measures that are taken to confront the deadly virus as they lead to the cessation of economic activity on the global level and lead to the isolation of countries and the stopping of services and consumption.


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Please find the legal advise from Al Hadeel Al Hasan LLC Law, in relation to rights under the Iraqi legal system for the Corona virus exceptionalism.
Both, companies and individuals may find this of interest – and can get in touch with Mr Jaafar Sabti at Al Hadeel Hasan Law for further information.
 
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 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Fouad Hussein participated through a joint televised communication with the World Bank and government officials in the economic and financial sector from Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. 



The MP outlined the procedures followed by the Iraqi government in light of the crisis of sharp decline in international oil prices, ways to combat the new Corona virus epidemic and the possibility of providing urgent cash liquidity to the Ministry of Health for the success of the health sector with its tasks and work to secure employee salaries. 


In the same context, Mr. Fouad Hussein referred to the precautionary measures taken by the Iraqi government to limit the spread of the virus, such as a curfew and reduce gatherings as much as possible. 


 The participants also exchanged different views to address this global crisis and benefit from these mutual experiences. 


For its part, the World Bank expressed its readiness to provide adequate and urgent aid and advice to help those countries in the face of the Coruna virus threat, with the sharp decline in oil prices coinciding.










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COVID-19 Information Empty The International Monetary Fund expects a severe impact of the Corona epidemic on the global economy

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The International Monetary Fund expected the Corona "Covid-19" epidemic to have a severe impact on the global economy.


The head of the International Monetary Fund's policy and strategy review, Martin Muilawizen, said that the impact of the Coruna virus would be severe, but added that "this comes after a long period of growth and high employment rates which will allow the global economy to absorb the current shock."






Muelizen said in a press statement that the main goal of governments should be to limit the spread of the virus in a manner that creates confidence that the economic shock will be temporary.

He said that banks and governments have already taken unprecedented steps to provide liquidity to the markets and facilitate the continuation of their work, perhaps more than we needed, but such steps should be coordinated globally to maximize their impact.

"The better organized and coordinated health responses to the crisis, the faster the possibility of a return to confidence," the IMF official added.


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Minister of Agriculture: The curfew and the closure of the border did not affect 25 products


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Agriculture Minister Saleh Al-Hassani confirmed on Sunday that agricultural products were not affected by the closure of the borders or the imposition of curfews due to Corona, noting that Iraq has achieved continuous self-sufficiency with 25 products and achieved records in the field of poultry.

Al-Hassani said in a televised dialogue that was followed by "Al-Iqtisad News", that "Iraq achieved self-sufficiency with 25 agricultural products, and that the closure of the borders did not affect these products at all." No! ”

Al-Hassani added that “some fields witnessed a qualitative boom in the field of production, as the daily production of Al-Zubair fields was only 500 tons of vegetables, while it reached 6000 tons during the past days,” noting that “these products are strictly prohibited to import.”

Al-Hassani pointed out that "there is a large water stock for two seasons," explaining that he asked "owners of poultry fields, to contribute to a campaign to support poor families by distributing eggs for free to them and they were approved, and there will be 100 cartons of each egg product to support poor families."

He pointed out that "the ministry achieved 90% of Iraq’s need to produce eggs, while the percentage before the ministry received 10% of the local market need," stressing that "there is no shortage of basic commodities needed by Iraqi cuisine, and that Iraq is ready for the current crisis from the agricultural side and production It does not depend on imported products. ” 





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The Central Bank of Iraq announces that repayment of loans obtained under its ‘1 and 5 trillion dinars’ finance initiatives for small and medium size business projects will be suspended for three months to ease the financial burden caused by #COVID19.




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Parliamentary Crisis: The Finance Minister failed to perform his duties in light of the Corona crisis


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Member of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell Committee Salman Al-Gharibawi attacked, on Sunday, Finance Minister Fuad Hussein, accusing him of "failure" to perform his duties in light of the Corona crisis in the country.


Al-Gharibawi said in a statement to "Information", that "the financial allocations of the departments of the Ministry of Health in all governorates are very shameful and do not rise to the level of facing a global epidemic such as the Corona virus," noting that "the Minister of Finance is failing to perform his duties in the Corona crisis."


He added that his committee "is determined to host all concerned officials to explain the obstacles facing their work due to the lack of financial allocations," noting that "the Parliamentary Crisis Cell will discuss today with the Finance Committee the reasons for not spending the crisis funds by the Ministry of Finance to the health departments."


Al-Rusafa Health Director Abdul-Ghani Al-Asadi said earlier in the day that the threat of the Corona virus had ended in IraqWithin the next two weeks, if the curfew is adhered to.


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Blackshart calls on Iraqis to help defeat the Corona virus by staying in homes and strict adherence to social spacing and hygiene

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Mrs. Jenin Hennes-Blackshart, called on Iraqis throughout the country to follow the instructions and advice issued by health, religious, civil and security authorities, and calls for adherence to social divergence and strict adherence to hygiene guidelines in order to protect their families and communities from Corona Virus Outbreak.

In a statement read out, her meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Health, Mr. Jaafar Allawi, on Sunday, Mrs. Blashart confirmed her support to the efforts of the Iraqi authorities and the endless effort made by health workers, describing them as anonymous heroes in fighting the spread of Covid-19 .
She pointed out that this virus represents an unprecedented challenge that should be taken very seriously, "and there is no time to waste."
The UN representative's statement stressed the important role that local communities play in spreading and stopping any virus, noting that "adherence to hygiene, properly, and in particular regular hand-washing, commitment to social spacing and reducing direct contact with others, are all possible things To prevent the virus from spreading quickly. "


The Special Representative commended the widespread actions taken in Iraq, including those taken in the Kurdistan region. She added:
"The panic should not happen to us, but to avoid the panic we cannot go into complacency. In recent days we have noticed that some people violate the prohibition of roaming unnecessarily, or they do not adhere to the instructions completely. I would like to address my words to those saying: You are subject Yourselves, your families, your loved ones, and your entire community are at risk. "
The representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq said that public health is a priority that comes in the first place, and we are all in this matter together, all nations and all peoples, adding that "quarantine, self-isolation and commitment to social separation are not shy things, as this is happening in the whole world . "
Mrs. Jenin Hennes-Blachhardt stressed the need not to "hold mass gatherings, and this includes sporting activities, cultural events and religious gatherings," expressing her appreciation "for calls made by religious authorities to follow instructions and directives calling for the commitment of housing and the preservation of safety."

WHO efforts in Iraq

In a telephone interview with our website, Dr. Adham Ismail, the WHO representative in Iraq, expressed his satisfaction with the decisions he described as "wise and courageous" taken to reduce the spread of the Corona virus pandemic in the country that suffers from weak health systems.

Dr. explained. Ismail had it not been for the borders with Iran, mosques, and religious gatherings to be closed from the start, we would have faced a major catastrophe, indicating that the disease could be overcome if the necessary precautions were taken.



The WHO has sent a technical mission to Iraq to assess the situation and provide assistance. The mission was surprised by the few numbers of those injured.
The mission was composed of six individuals, including experts from the infection control department, hospitals, entry points, religious gatherings and an expert in epidemiology, meaning that it is a team composed of all specialties concerned with this epidemic. The team visited the central laboratory, hospitals, and Baghdad airport, and they came with a belief that there were large numbers of casualties and that we did not make the appropriate diagnosis and tracking, praised the decisions we made and considered that what we are in is a "medical miracle" that can only be achieved by making courageous decisions.

The numbers in Iraq are relative to the total number in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Dr. mentioned. Ismail said that he had lived in Iraq for many years, and he understood the suffering that the Iraqi people had endured and their love for the family. He expressed his hope that Iraq would pass through this tunnel peacefully and that the catastrophe would end with minimal losses "because this country has suffered greatly, lived wars and blockades, despite the fact that Iraq has many riches and was rich in its scholars and cadres, and Iraq cannot return to its era without being in good health."
He called on Iraqis to follow the instructions and instructions set by the World Health Organization in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
According to the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the number of confirmed cases in Iraq was 214, while the number of deaths reached 17. The number of people recovered reached 51 persons.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region was 23,669, while the total number of deaths was 1596. The total number of people recovering, reached 7989 people.  



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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives appeals from the Iraqi community to return to Iraq, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for its part, is coordinating through the Crisis Cell on measures that can be taken in this regard.

Al-Sahaf: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs places the health security of Iraqis first and deals longitudinally with crisis cell measures.

Al-Sahaf: Iraq’s embassies around the world are following with interest the conditions of the Iraqi community to determine their safety, allocating hot numbers to respond to their pleas, and providing periodic briefings to the center of the ministry related to the conditions of the community.




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Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Haines, Blackshart.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to bridge bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and the United Nations Mission, as well as the latest developments in the political situation in Iraq and the region.

Blackshart expressed the willingness of the UN mission in Baghdad to provide support to Iraq as part of strengthening efforts to combat the Corona virus.

Whereas, the Minister praised the efforts made by the UNAMI mission in Iraq, and its role in providing assistance and support.







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COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the world. Governments of even the wealthiest
countries are struggling to cope with the scale of the Pandemic. For Iraq this is nothing short of disaster. Iraq’s health care system is in almost permanent crisis, constantly on the brink of collapse.

Only days ago, its Health Minister, Jafar Allawi, was seen on television pleading to
Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shia Muslims, for help. His
government had failed to agree to Allawi’s plea for emergency funding to cope with the Corona crisis.


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Iraq is a country devastated by decades of war, internecine conflict, dictatorship, corruption and poverty, and now its beleaguered staff and broken infrastructure is being asked to deal with one of the most virulent viruses the world has ever known.
The hundreds of thousands of Yazidi IDPs living in the sprawling camps in the north are particularly at risk. AMAR field teams are doing all they can to limit the spread by dispensing much needed advice and support to those most in need.

For the last 27 years, AMAR has been at the forefront of efforts to support and enhance the Iraqi health care system. We have built, refurbished and run more than 75 health care centres, our medical professionals have carried out almost 11 million consultations, and our teams have been caring for and supporting hundreds of thousands of Yazidi IDPs since the ISIS invasion of 2014.

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Post by claud39 on Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:54 am

Basra Gateway Terminal press rellease

23rd Mar 2020



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Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is fully operational as our team continues to work with local Authorities to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) has announced the continuity of business activities in Umm Qasr port and BGT continues to operate seamlessly in full compliance with health and safety measures and protection guidelines prescribed by Ministry of Health of Iraq to combat the spread of the virus.

We have taken all the necessary precautions to regularly sanitize our facilities, as well as providing our staff with the protection gear to ensure the safety of people and goods while providing service to our customers.

BGT takes pride in the fact that all safety measures have been implemented in partnership with the Authorities and the shipping lines without any delay in service to our customers. We are taking every measure to protect our Employees, Clients, and the Communities interacting with our terminal, whilst ensuring our customers’ operations continue as smoothly as possible during this difficult period.


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COVID-19 Information Empty The Speaker of Parliament visits the camps for the displaced

Post by claud39 on Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am

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Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi visited the camps for the displaced, to see in the field a look at the campaigns carried out by service cadres and health teams in sterilization and sanitation, to prevent the Corona epidemic.

His Eminence also met a number of citizens, and listened to their requirements, which he directed to follow and meet with the relevant authorities.
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COVID-19 Information Empty Al-Kaabi discusses with the Chinese ambassador the need to bring Chinese experts to the country to overcome the current situation

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The Chinese ambassador assures Al-Kaabi that two consignments of medical aid will arrive in Iraq


Mr. Hassan Karim Al Kaabi, First Vice President of the House of Representatives and Head of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, to confront the Corona epidemic, today, Monday, 23 March 2020, telephoned the Chinese Ambassador, Mr. Zhang Tao, expressing his solidarity with China as a country and people as they confront and eradicate Corona virus recently.


His Excellency discussed with Tao the importance of bringing experts from the Republic of China to the country during the coming period and coordinating with the ministerial crisis cell in this regard, appreciating Beijing's standing at the height of its crisis and fighting the deadly Corona epidemic alongside Iraq by sending cadres and medical aid to the country.


In turn, the Chinese ambassador confirmed the arrival of two additional shipments of medical devices and supplies "to Iraq, expressing his country's support and standing with Iraq by providing everything necessary and urgent to overcome the current crisis, pointing out that the difficult period the world is going through needs the highest levels of synergy and solidarity between the two friendly countries.


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Post by claud39 on Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:08 pm

Trade: direct preparation of a new meal for food


24/03/2020





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The Economy News - Baghdad



The Crisis Cell held a meeting in the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday to set up mechanisms for preparing food items and securing strategic storage in anticipation of emergencies.

The ministry said, in a statement seen by "Al-Iqtisad News", that "Minister of Commerce Muhammad Hashem Al-Ani chaired a meeting of the problem crisis cell, to follow up the nutritional situation and put in place mechanisms to prepare food items and prepare storage in anticipation of emergencies and confront the consequences of the Corona virus."

The Minister of Commerce stressed, according to the statement, that "the crisis cell in the ministry discussed the mechanisms that can be worked out during the days of the health embargo by delivering foodstuffs to all citizens and in all provinces of the country, as well as social solidarity initiatives undertaken by the ministry's companies to deliver foodstuffs to Disadvantaged families in remote and remote areas. "

Al-Ani added, "The meeting also discussed the preparation of a comprehensive study to be submitted to the Council of Ministers showing the necessary need of basic foodstuffs to create strategic storage, especially of wheat and rice, while contracting with national laboratories to supply sugar and edible oil materials continues, and this needs contracting mechanisms through invitations. Directly according to the memoranda of understanding signed with friendly countries to cover the country's need for strategic food. "

He continued, "The ministry will start the process of preparing a new meal for food completely, including all governorates, while other quantities will be prepared during the coming days, and this comes to meet the actual need of citizens and secure additional materials that contribute to the stability of the local market and the inability of speculators to raise prices within the framework offered. The Ministry of quantities covers the needs of citizens. "

Al-Ani stressed, "The role played by the supervisory departments in the Ministry of Commerce to follow the movement of the commercial market and reduce price increases when it formed mobile teams in coordination and cooperation with economic crime agencies in the Ministry of Interior, which contributed to the stability of the local market and prevent price rises after one day of the health embargo." Especially as the citizen finds this stability and the inability of speculators to raise prices after the proliferation of regulatory agencies and the follow-up of market movement.

The ministry’s statement stated, “The crisis cell also discussed the mechanisms of transporting its carrier fleet and decides to follow up with operations and police leaders to facilitate the passage of the ministry’s trucks that started from the first day for large transport operations that included transporting wheat and rice from different regions in the country to other regions to meet the requirements of the ration card.” .



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COVID-19 Information Empty The US embassy provides $ 670,000 in aid to Iraq to counter Corona

Post by claud39 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 am

The US embassy provides $ 670,000 in aid to Iraq to counter Corona


03/25/2020



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Economy News _ Baghdad

On Wednesday, the US embassy announced that it was providing 670,000 dollars in aid to Iraq to tackle Corona.

A statement of the embassy, ​​"Economy News" received a copy of it, "The United States government provided $ 670,000 from the USAID emergency contingency reserve fund to mitigate the spread of the Corona virus COVID-19 in Iraq. 

For international development, these funds go to the World Health Organization to support the readiness of Iraq and its response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and these funds will support the objectives of the preparedness and strategic response plan to halt further transmission of the COVID-19 virus in affected or endangered countries, and to reduce the speed of the disease outbreak in all The Countries. "

"We are committed to fighting this epidemic alongside the Iraqi people," said US Ambassador Matthew Toler, according to the statement. "The support provided through the World Health Organization will directly enhance the ability to combat the spread of COVID-19."

He added, "These funds provided to the World Health Organization will assist the governments of affected and currently vulnerable developing countries in preparing laboratories for large-scale testing of COVID-19, implementing an emergency plan for health procedures at entry points, and activating procedures to detect cases, symptoms and influenza-like diseases." 

Training and equipping Rapid Response Teams to investigate and trace close relatives of infected people and to adapt health workers to COVID-19-related substances for decades. The United States of America was the world's largest donor to touch Public health equipment through the United States Agency for International Development and the US Department of State.

"The United States Agency for International Development has invested more than $ 1.1 billion since 2009 to prevent, detect, and address endemic and emerging health threats, including diseases such as COVID-19," it noted.





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Health Alert – Iraq


 25 March, 2020



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U.S. Embassy & Consulates
in Iraq




Location: Iraq


The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Iraq.


Due to COVID-19, many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.


The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil are working to identify options to support U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq.


If you have not already done so, U.S. citizens who would like to depart Iraq on the next available commercial flight opportunity should email either ErbilACS@state.gov if you are located in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region or BaghdadACS@state.gov for U.S. citizens located elsewhere in Iraq. 


 Please include the following information for all travelers in your email:



  • Full name

  • Passport number

  • Citizenship (only for Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S.)

  • Date of birth

  • Gender

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • City where you are currently located   


Please do not contact the Consulate by phone to confirm your email has been received, we will reply when we have your information.


Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remains closed for public services.  U.S. citizens in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region who need emergency services can contact ErbilACS@state.gov.  U.S. citizens elsewhere in Iraq should contact BaghdadACS@state.gov for emergency assistance.


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COVID-19 Information Empty Industry raises its production capacity from the oxygen gas to meet the needs of hospitals

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:16 am

 Industry raises its production capacity from the oxygen gas to meet the needs of hospitals


26/03/2020




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The Economy News - Baghdad

The General Manager of the General Company for Electrical and Electronic Industries, Sufyan Fawzi Al-Jubouri, announced on Thursday, the company’s efforts and serious endeavors to raise the production capacities of the oxygen gas plant.

Al-Jubouri said in a statement seen by "Al-Iqtisad News", "The company has harnessed its capabilities and mobilized its efforts to continue work and production in the oxygen plant in Al-Taji throughout the period of the curfew in order to provide gas for the means of oxygen and secure the need of government and private hospitals on both sides of Karkh and Rusafa, especially in the current conditions that The country is passing through the Coruna virus outbreak.

He added that "there are urgent endeavors to raise the production capacity to the maximum level in order to provide the oxygen gas in the quantities required to fully meet the need", praising "the great and exceptional efforts made by the cadres working in the factory to maintain work and production despite the current challenges."

Al-Jubouri pointed out, "The company's management keenness on periodic and continuous follow-up, and urged workers to provide maximum efforts to double production and support health institutions and the efforts of the government in facing the Corona epidemic."





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COVID-19 Information Empty Peasant associations for «Economy News»: agricultural crops are enough for the Iraqis until the end of the year

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:18 am

Peasant associations for «Economy News»: agricultural crops are enough for the Iraqis until the end of the year


 26/03/2020



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Economy News - Baghdad:

 The head of the Federation of Agricultural Societies, Haid Abdul Wahid, said that Iraq has basic crops sufficient for citizens until the end of this year.

Security forces imposed a comprehensive curfew, except for owners of shops selling fruit, vegetables and medical supplies, for fear of an outbreak of the Corona virus throughout Iraq.

Abdel Wahed stressed, in his speech to "Al-Iqtisad News", that the news that talks about threatening food security for all of Iraq is incorrect, because our food basket, which is rich in local agricultural crops, will suffice us until the end of the current year, noting that the prices of fruits and vegetables are still the same without Any height.

Prices of food crops have increased during the past days, as a result of increased demand after the decision of the Iraqi authorities to impose a curfew, but the intervention of economic security has returned prices to normal.

He explained that the flour in Iraq is sufficient for us until the end of the year, while rice has 600 tons of it, and it is not enough for one month.

Rice cultivation in Iraq has declined in recent years as a result of water scarcity, after Turkey reduced Iraq’s share of water.





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COVID-19 Information Empty Iraq extends aviation halt and travel ban to curb the spread of Corona

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:20 am

Iraq extends aviation halt and travel ban to curb the spread of Corona


26/03/2020



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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Iraqi government said in a statement it had extended the travel ban within the country and to and from its airports until April 11, as part of strict steps to combat the spread of the Corona virus.

The Iraqi authorities began imposing restrictions on March 17, when it banned all flights to and from the country.

The Ministry of Health has announced the registration of at least 346 injuries and 29 deaths so far.





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Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:27 pm

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The Iraqi government Crisis Cell issued the following guidance update in relations to Covid-19:
 

  • Those who have influenza-like symptoms should contact their nearest health centre as soon as possible. Early diagnosis is critical to averting more serious health complications later.


 

  • It is safe to conduct dignified burials in ordinary cemeteries of patients who died from suspected or confirmed Covid-19, provided that the necessary health precautions are followed during the collecting, casketing and transporting of bodies. The Crisis Cell called on religious authorities to assist in facilitating such burials.


 
Increasing Iraq’s diagnostic capabilities
 
Earlier, Iraq’s Ministry of Heath announced the opening at Baghdad’s Medical City of a new molecular biological laboratory for testing for the coronavirus disease in suspected cases.
 
Iraqi health officials say that the laboratory will contribute significantly to increasing Iraq’s diagnostic capabilities for Covid-19 which is a critical factor in tracking the virus and to suppressing its transmission.
 
Iraq’s Ministry of Health says it is planning to open 13 new Covid-19 testing laboratories in other Iraqi provinces over the coming days.open
 
For the latest updates and  news, please visit:   https://www.facebook.com/MOH.GOV.IQ/

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COVID-19 Information Empty Message from the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:18 pm

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Thursday, 26 March 2020


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Baghdad, 26 March 2020 - It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of the challenges facing Iraq at the moment. Political, security, social and economic crises have been compounded by the global COVID-19 pandemic which has not spared Iraq.


These are truly unprecedented times. As the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently stated, unprecedented times call for unprecedented preventive measures. Priority one is to stop the virus from spreading rapidly, and I commend the government authorities for their tireless work on the ground in pursuing this objective. But this is a fight for each and every individual: no amount of government action can succeed without the active involvement of the entire population.

Here I would like to recall the wise words of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has urged Iraqis to obey medical advice on physical distancing, and not to gather in large numbers, where the risk of people infecting others and spreading the virus is very high. I again emphasize, as I did in my recent press conference with Minister of Health Jaafar Allawi and WHO Representative Dr. Adham Ismail, that all sports, cultural, religious and/or other gatherings must be avoided in order to contain the rapid spread of this virus.

Physical distancing, good hygiene and, where necessary, self-isolation can take a large toll on economic and emotional wellbeing. At times like this, it is important to recall that we are all in this together. Not only all Iraqis, from across the country and from all walks of life, but indeed all of humanity. People should not feel embarrassed if they take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. Every girl and boy, woman and man has an essential role to play in this fight, and we should all be proud to play our role. The way each and every one of us manages this moment will determine how soon we can begin to return to normal.

There is good news: we know what works. We know what measures, when properly observed with discipline, consistency and patience, will contain the virus and see us through this crisis. Abiding by the instructions is key to protect yourself, your loved ones and the community at large.

The people of Iraq have overcome such hardship in the past that I am confident they can weather this storm with solidarity and resolve. It is my sincere hope that political leaders will at long last recognize the urgency of the situation and come together in a spirit of national unity. Secretary-General Guterres has called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on what he described as “the true fight for our lives”. Surely at a time like this, partisanship and narrow interests must yield to the greater national cause and the good of the Iraqi people.

The United Nations remain more than ever by the side of Iraq during this critical phase. The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the lead, providing assistance on the ground as well as technical support and training. It is joined by the entire UN family which continues to carry out its work during this time of crisis.
We are, as we must be, united in our determination to win the fight against COVID-19.

Stay safe, stay strong, and look after each other. Thank you.


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COVID-19 Information Empty The Parliamentary Crisis Cell headed by Al-Kaabi calls for tougher sanctions against those who are not committed to imposing the embargo

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:29 pm

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From the Baghdad operations headquarters ...


Al-Kaabi calls on Baghdad operations to "urgent" cooperation with joint operations in imposing the embargo without any complacency


The Parliamentary Crisis Cell, headed by Mr. Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi, called for the various security forces formations, including the Baghdad Operations Command, to tighten the procedures in control, and to hold accountable those who are not committed to imposing a curfew and emphasize the closure of stadiums, cafes, and the general youth gatherings, stressing the need to review the exceptions granted to some groups with regard to the ban .


This came during a visit that took place today, Wednesday 25 March 2020, Mr. Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and a number of members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, to the headquarters of Baghdad Operations Command, and to meet with Major General Abdul Hussein al-Tamimi.


Al-Kaabi stressed the importance of the procedures followed at all checkpoints and controls, especially in areas east of the canal, to the level of the danger of the epidemic and the speed of its spread, stressing that the firmness in the procedures followed and the success of the embargo plan in the capital will be the responsibility of Baghdad operations primarily as the party holding the land, calling on the leadership to “Urgent” cooperation with the Joint Forces Command in strengthening the imposition of the curfew without complacency.


The meeting was attended by members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, the head of the Security and Defense Committee, Mr. Mohamed Reda Al Haidar, the gentlemen deputies “Alaa Al-Rubaie, Amjad Al-Aqabi and Hamad Al-Musawi,” and the women members of the House of Representatives, “Ektaaa Al-Hasnawi, Zainab Al-Khazraji, and Nisreen Al-Waeli.”


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Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm

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It is no secret to everyone the horrific events the whole world is witnessing, which is the accelerating spread of the dangerous Corona epidemic.


This necessitated the adoption by many countries of strict measures to curb the spread of the epidemic in their countries, including closing the air and suspending flights.


As a result, many of our Iraqi community members were stranded in various parts of the world, and we received dozens of distress calls calling for aid to be sent back to Iraq.


Out of diligence and responsibility, we demand our diplomatic missions to take swift measures to enumerate the outstanding families wishing to return and return them to Iraq in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority, as quickly as possible.


May God protect Iraq and the world from the evils of epidemics and diseases.


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3/25/2020



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COVID-19 Information Empty Al-Kaabi and May Allah warn: the Corona epidemic will end the entire country if the ban is not imposed by "force"

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33 pm

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During his visit to the joint operations headquarters ...


Al-Kaabi calls on the Prime Minister to accelerate the strengthening of the security forces in the army, to fight terrorism and to engage joint operations in imposing a curfew
The Parliament Crisis Cell and Yar Allah agree to prepare and provide air cargo planes to transport medical equipment and supplies from some countries to Iraq


Mr. Hassan Karim Al Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of facing the Corona epidemic, warned of citizens' negligence with the curfew imposed to prevent the deadly Corona virus, stressing the need to deal "firmly and strongly" in the coming days with everyone who violates the ban and presents himself And his family, his region and his entire country to collapse.


This came during his visit today, Wednesday 25 March 2020, with a number of members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, to the headquarters of the Joint Operations Command and a meeting with the Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah and the advance staff in the leadership, in the presence of Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.


As it was discussed the repercussions of the Corona epidemic in Baghdad and the provinces and the need to emphasize the adoption of the highest levels of firmness measures to impose the embargo, and high coordination between the various armed formations.


Mr. Al-Kaabi called the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, during the phone call he made during the meeting to accelerate the strengthening of the security units belonging to Baghdad operations, especially those in the Rusafa sector, with a number of army brigades and the anti-terrorism agency, and the involvement of joint operations in the ministerial crisis cell and the process of imposing curfews in all The country.


His Excellency and members of the Crisis Cell agreed with Mr. Yarallah to prepare and provide air cargo planes that are used to transport medical devices and supplies from some countries to Iraq, which will be contracted during the next few days, as well as the readiness of the Operations Command to provide Baghdad operations with the military sectors to strengthen the imposition of the curfew. Preventing gatherings, closing cafes and stadiums, and holding all violators accountable to the decision of the Ministerial Crisis Cell to preserve the health and safety of citizens.


The meeting was attended by members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, the head of the Security and Defense Committee, Mr. Mohamed Reda Al Haidar, the gentlemen deputies “Alaa Al-Rubaie, Amjad Al-Aqabi and Hamad Al-Musawi,” and the women members of the House of Representatives, “Ektaaa Al-Hasnawi, Zainab Al-Khazraji, and Nisreen Al-Waeli.”


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COVID-19 Information Empty Al-Kaabi visits the Federal Police headquarters and demands an urgent and heavy security presence in the residential neighborhoods to impose the ban

Post by claud39 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:36 pm

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Al-Kaabi: Corona has reached a “frightening” level that kills the lives of people, east and west

Al-Kaabi: Staying at home has become a "must" for every citizen who is keen on his family and his people


Mr. Hassan Karim Al Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee in Charge of Facing the Corona Epidemic, expressed his deep regret at the lack of concern of the people of the regions, especially on the “Rusafa” side specifically regarding the issue of imposing the ban and their lack of adherence to the preventive wills that require them to move away from residential gatherings, cafes, playgrounds and stay in homes Who has become obligatory for every citizen who is keen on himself and the safety of his family, his environment and his people, calling for a dense and urgent security presence inside the residential neighborhoods to cooperate with various armed formations to impose the ban and punish the violators who do not yet realize the magnitude of the epidemic and how Tech world's greatest countries.


This came during his visit today, Wednesday 25 March 2020, accompanied by a number of members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell charged with facing the Corona epidemic, to the headquarters of the Federal Police Command, Baghdad Operations, where they were received by Major General Abdul Hussein al-Tamimi and a number of leaders and officers.


His Excellency warned, warning: that the Corona epidemic has reached a level of "frightening" as it kills the lives of people east and west, and has become the most powerful and highly developed health system in the world, completely collapsed and unable to cope with the epidemic, calling for the security forces to support the distribution of humanitarian and charitable aid provided to families The same limited daily income whose livelihood was damaged by the curfew.


The meeting was attended by members of the Parliamentary Crisis Cell, the head of the Security and Defense Committee, Mr. Mohamed Reda Al Haidar, the gentlemen deputies “Alaa Al-Rubaie, Amjad Al-Aqabi and Hamad Al-Musawi,” and the women members of the House of Representatives, “Ektaaa Al-Hasnawi, Zainab Al-Khazraji, and Nisreen Al-Waeli.”


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COVID-19 Information Empty Nineveh allocates 2.5 billion dinars to the provincial health department to confront «Corona»

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 Nineveh allocates 2.5 billion dinars to the provincial health department to confront «Corona»


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The Governor of Nineveh, Najm al-Jubouri, announced on Thursday that he has increased the financial allocation of two and a half billion dollars to the Nineveh Health Department.

A brief statement to his media office and seen by "Al-Iqtisad News" stated that "Jubouri raised the financial allocation to the Nineveh Health Department after a meeting that included his technical deputy, Hassan Al-Allaf and Nineveh Health Director Falah Al-Tai to support the department sufficiently to counter the Corona virus."



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