Sanson: America imposes a quarantine on the dollars returning from Asia
7th March, 2020
Washington decided to impose a stone on US currency notes returning to the country, after being used in the countries of Asia, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the "Corona" virus.
A spokeswoman for the US Central Bank said that the banknotes (dollars) remain withheld 60 days. She added: "As a precautionary measure, the procedures for dealing with banknotes sent from Asia have been changed."
This procedure started on February 21st, and it may expand to other regions if the US health authorities deem it appropriate.
Earlier, the South Korean Central Bank announced that it would put the securities in a two-week quarry, and the Chinese central bank had announced similar measures in mid-February. LINK
Samson: 24 Iraqi officers head to America
5th March, 2020
The American embassy in Baghdad announced, on Thursday, the departure of 24 Iraqi officers to the United States.
"The permanent support and partnership between the United States of America and Iraq is partly embodied in the work of the Security Cooperation Bureau in Iraq (OSC-I) and the Iraqi National Defense College hand in hand to enhance understanding of the new officers and the elderly," the embassy said in a statement received by Mawazine News. Of the civilians how to work within the strategic level of the government, twenty-four students from the Iraqi National Defense College travel with the teaching staff to the capital, Washington, for a week to attend seminars on strategic and policy affairs."
It added, "These seminars include presentations by current and former senior leaders of the United States government, as well as surrounding attendees with a better understanding of US planning and decision-making." She noted, "The Office for Security Cooperation in Iraq (OSC-I) and the plans of the mall financed this trip, but its implementation fell to the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies." LINK
Don961: An invitation to deal with electronic payment tools instead of cash
Friday 06 March 2020
Baghdad / Al-Sabah
The new Corona virus showed the importance of using and applying the electronic payment service during periods of disease and epidemics, as it contributes in one way or another to reducing opportunities for friction with the means that transmit the virus, such as paper currencies.
In this regard, the Central Bank of Iraq called on merchants and citizens to deal with electronic payment tools (cards, points of sale, mobile phone wallets) and avoid dealing in cash in order to preserve public health.
A statement of the Central Authority, which Al-Sabah received a copy of, stated that this comes "in conjunction with what our dear country is going through, and as a result of the Bank's follow-up to international reports that warn of the ability of banknotes to be a carrier medium for viruses."
It is noteworthy that the bank’s Basra branch, in cooperation with the civil defense directorate in the province, and in the presence of the CBRN team, initiated cleansing and sterilization operations in the building that included all building facilities, to guard against the spread of infections with the “Corona virus”.
The "electronic payment" methods, which have spread widely in recent years, come to provide a quick solution for those who live in areas where the virus is spreading.
Electronic payment would contribute to limiting the spread of corona, because citizens will not have to deal with each other with banknotes, which may be "infected."
The fears of the spread of infected banknotes caused some banks to begin sterilizing them, by using ultraviolet rays or high temperatures and then storing them for a certain period before circulating to ensure that they do not contain any residue of the virus.
And Internet users rely on electronic payment services on smartphones to complete their financial transactions without the need for banknotes. LINK
Samson: The Iraqi Ministry of Interior stopped working by issuing documentary documents for a week
7th March, 2020
The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced the suspension of work on issuing documentary documents for a week after the outbreak of the Corona virus in the country.
General Director of Civil Status, Passports and Residence, Major General Nashat Ibrahim Al-Khafaji said in a statement received by “Shafaq News”, that “according to the directives of the Diwaniya Command Committee 55 for the year 2020, and the momentum witnessed by the Civil Status, Passports and Residence circles by the auditors and in order to prevent them from corona’s disease” ) It was decided to issue the documentary documents in all departments of the Civil Status, Passports and Residence Department as of Sunday, 3/8/2020, for a period of one week.
He added that "the decision was made to preserve the safety of citizens from contracting the disease," noting that "humanitarian and critical cases are excluded from the decision." LINK
Deputy: The government will extend the suspension of official working hours after increasing injuries in Corona
09:06 - 07/03/2020
MP Nada Shaker Jawdat, on Saturday, suggested that the government crisis cell extend the suspension of official working hours in universities and schools for a longer period after the detection of new infections with the Corona virus, indicating that the infrastructure and health are unable to absorb the outbreak of the disease within educational institutions.
Shaker said in a statement to "The Information", that "disrupting the official working hours and stopping all occasions and popular gatherings needs government activation to confront the outbreak of the Corona virus."
She added that "the spread of the disease in educational institutions will lead to catastrophic consequences, especially as schools lack the most basic elements of public health."
Shaker pointed out that "the increase in the incidence of corona injuries will force the state to extend the suspension of official working hours and find solutions to compensate for that period." LINK
Samson: France: Iraq exempted diplomats and official delegations from the entry ban
10:36 - 07/03/2020
The French Embassy in Iraq announced today, Saturday, that the Iraqi authorities are preventing the entry of the French, except for diplomats and official delegations.
"As part of its action plan to combat the Corona virus, Iraqi authorities now prohibit French nationals from entering Iraqi territory, with the exception of diplomats and official delegations," the embassy said in a statement via Twitter.
And revealed the Iraqi Diwaniya Command Committee No. (55) for the year 2020, a set of decisions in addition to its previous procedures issued to prevent the outbreak of the Corona virus in Iraq.
The government media cell decided to prevent Iraq from entering France, Spain, Turkey and Nigeria, to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. LINK
Samson: A Hollywood operation .. New details about the biggest theft of a gold store in Erbil Governorate
7th March, 2020
In a process similar to the Hollywood movie scenarios, a large gold shop in the Soran District Center in Erbil Governorate exposed a unique theft operation in relation to the Kurdistan Region.
An official security source and witnesses recounted the details of the robbery incident, saying it happened late last night without anyone feeling it and in a professional manner that indicates planning in advance.
And the stolen "Dirkleh" shop is considered one of the largest shops for buying and selling gold jewelery and jewelry at the level of the judiciary, which is witnessing a calm calm like the rest of the region. The source and witnesses specifically describe the location of the shop, as it is located in the two-street street in the Judicial Center, which is visited by many of the remaining shopping areas.
As for the size of the loss incurred by the shop owner, a member of his family said to Shafak News that at least 38 kg of gold in addition to 300,000 US dollars were stolen from the store's secret treasury. Going back to the source’s account and witnesses, they said that the thieves took advantage of a sewage line to transport the sewage on the other side of the street to dig a tunnel spanning dozens of meters in a process that seemed to have taken not long.
The source and the witnesses added that the thieves succeeded yesterday from completing the excavation process and reaching the secret safehouse in which the money and contents of the shop are preserved so that they can be opened from below with special machines and take what is in them. The source and witnesses continue by saying that the thieves, after carrying out their operation, destroyed the tunnel in an attempt to hide the effects of the crime and obstruct the conduct of investigations. LINK