The government has extended the country-wide lockdown following an uptick of coronavirus cases.

Key Points:

  • The lockdown is extended from May 31 until June 6 for all Iraqi cities.
  • Flight restrictions are also extended until June 6.
  • Exceptions to the movement restrictions include: going to and from the Ministry Of Health, Security Departments, the Central Bank, Al-Rafidain Bank and Al-Rasheed Bank. Those visiting any of these places must wear gloves and a mask, not have any passengers in the car who are not going to one of the above places, and cars must not carry more than 50% of their capacity.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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