Traffic police has so far charged drivers with 124 million and 300 thousand Iraqi dinars for breaching coronavirus lockdown since its start.
Officer Jamal Hakim, head of traffic police department, said that one thousand and 243 drivers have been fined since the beginning of the curfew.
“Since the first day of the curfew until March 27, our mobile teams have fined those drivers who were out in the city without any authorization,” Hakim stated.
According to Kirkuk traffic police’s order, any driver who does not comply with curfew will be fined 100 thousand IQD, the total fine they charged was 124 million and 300 thousand IQD.
During that period, they confiscated 93 cars and 33 motorcycle as well as took 795 driver licenses and vehicle registration documents.
Iraqi government and local government have taken serious measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus including a nationwide lockdown.
Officer Jamal Hakim asks people “to comply with the decision of the Crisis Cell to Combat Coronavirus because their decisions are in the interest of their families and children.”