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UK's $4m support for Iraq's fight against COVID-19

By John Lee. The United Kingdom has committed GBP 3 million (approximately US$ 4.1 million) to support the Government of Iraq's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With this contribution, the United Kingdom joins 12 international partners in supporting UNDP's COVID-19 rapid health emergency response […]

Covid-19: Govt amends Curfew, Announces New Measures

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has issued the following announcement regarding measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: A partial curfew will be implemented during the blessed month of Ramadan from 20:00 to 05:00 the following morning for the first three weeks of Ramadan, while allowing restaurants to provide delivery service. A full […]

Iraq Receives First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. On Saturday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus). It also received another new batch of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. The Ministry said it plans to vaccinate 12 million citizens this year. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Iraqi Kurdistan sticks with AstraZeneca Vaccine

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdistan region sticks with AstraZeneca vaccine, reports no issues Kurdish authorities say they will continue administering the vaccine following the European Union's conclusion that blood clots should be listed […]

COVID-19: Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates Travel Ban

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates travel ban Daily coronavirus cases are approaching historical highs in the autonomous part of northern Iraq as vaccination efforts proceed at a crawl. The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq restricted […]

Iraq to Buy More Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet approved the purchase of an "additional quantity" of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus), but did not specify the amount. As a result of the steady increase in the number of […]

Iraq receives First Delivery of Vaccines through COVAX Facility

Iraq receives the first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility Amid a global shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, Iraq has finally received 336 000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility, a partnership co-led by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi - The Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

Iraqi Govt approves purchase of Pfizer Vaccine

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet decided to approve the purchase the coronavirus vaccine from the US company Pfizer, on the basis of the manufacture and supply agreement between Pfizer Export BV and the Iraqi Ministry of […]

Pakistan's assistance to Iraq to fight COVID-19

By John Lee. On the directive of Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, Pakistan is sending three plane-loads of COVID-related relief goods to Iraq. The first plane-load was dispatched on Saturday in presence of the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Iraq […]

Iraq Approves Russian COVID Vaccine

By John Lee. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, has announced the approval of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by Iraq's Ministry of Health. Iraq has become the 45th country in the world to register Sputnik V. The vaccine was registered under the emergency use authorization procedure. (Source: RDIF)

Iraq begins COVID Vaccinations

By John Lee. Iraq began Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations on Tuesday, immediately following receipt of its first shipment of vaccines from China's Sinopharm. According to a government statement, the first to be vaccinated are healthcare workers. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

COVID-19 and Environmental Sustainability in Iraq

Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq is the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the impact of COVID-19 in Iraq. It emphasizes how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq's environmental fragility, which was already affected by legacies of conflict, lack of significant public sector and governance reforms, loss of […]