On Saturday, Iraq recorded 6,791 new cases of Coronavirus, which is a high number by local standards, although it represents a decrease from the number 7937 that was recorded on Friday.
“The first option is to move towards a comprehensive ban during the first ten days of the month,” the local Alsumaria News website quoted the cell’s reporter, Jawad Al-Mousawi, as saying.
Moussawi added that “the second, closest and most effective option is to implement a comprehensive ban on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with an increase in the partial ban hours to extend from 7 pm to 5 am.”
Al-Mousawi called on “the Iraqi government and the Ministry of Health to change their plans regarding urging citizens to adhere to health instructions and times of ban, and to increase awareness of the need to speed up vaccination with the Corona vaccine.”
The Iraqi health authorities tightened their measures to limit the movement of citizens and their wandering, while local sources from Baghdad reported that some of the capital’s streets were closed with concrete blocks.
In the past, the Iraqi authorities have resorted to the option of total and partial curfews in an effort to relieve pressure on the health system, which is threatened by high Corona injuries in the country.