The Supreme Religious Authority called on the health authorities in Iraq to mobilize their energies to confront the deadly threat of the Corona virus, and to prepare for it. This came during the Friday sermon, which was held in the Holy Shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) today (26th Jumada II 1441 AH) corresponding to (February 21, 2020), and which led by His Eminence Sayed Ahmad Al-Safi, And this is the text of what was stated in this regard:
It is no secret that the health situation that is threatening the world with what is known as Corona virus is a dangerous situation, we ask God for safety and protect the people and the country from it.
The concerned authorities are responsible for clarifying the risks, methods of treatment and means used to prevent it, and expanding the information in a general manner to all people, and this falls on health authorities, which are concerned with this matter.
Here we appeal to health institutions that mainly have problems. They must have real and fundamental solutions to this issue. When a person deals with reality, it is better to define the problem and then begin to solve it.
The preparations that we want must be done for the level of this danger, which we ask God Almighty not to bring it to us, but as we know (prevention is better than treatment), so attention and all precautionary measures must be taken. Therefore, we appeal to all the concerned authorities to be at the level of responsibility and raise their capabilities as high as possible, to spare the countries and people from this danger.