Comparing COVID-19 Control Model Between Iraq and Iran

  • Araz Ramazan Ahmad Department of Administration, College of Humanities, University of Raparin, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, Iraq; Department of International Relations & Diplomacy, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Tishk International University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Hardawan Mahmoud Kakashekh Department of Media, College of Arts, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Sujita Kumar Kar Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
  • Omar Feizi Freelancer Researcher, Shiraz, Iran
  • S. M. Yasir Arafat Department of Psychiatry, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: COVID-19, containment, lockdown, Iraq, Iran


The coronavirus pandemic has reached almost every country in the world. The pandemic and its response have had several short-term as well as long term impacts on human health, society, economy, and environment. For instance, the severe lockdowns imposed in certain countries have caused a widespread economic and humanitarian crisis. Therefore, it is crucial to draw important lessons from this pandemic to amplify our future preparedness and response capacities to similar situations. In this paper, the response strategies utilized by Iraq and Iran is analyzed with comparison of the impacts and outcomes of each strategy used for controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The results show that travel ban, restrictive containment, and supports from the international community in controlling the spread of the virus had a more positive impact in Iraq compared to Iran.


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How to Cite
Ahmad, A., Kakashekh, H., Kar, S., Feizi, O., & Arafat, S. M. Y. (2022, January 2). Comparing COVID-19 Control Model Between Iraq and Iran. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 58-65.
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