25 January 2020 – Minister of Health and WHO hold press conference to disseminate information about COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Immigration
Intervention Categories: Individual measures; Planning and Strategy; Listening to scientists or health/other experts; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Ministry of Health in collaboration with other authorities like Primer Minister, security authorities and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC)

Overview: On 23rd January, the Minister of Health in collaboration with WHO Representative in Rwanda organized a Press Conference with media for the dissemination of information on the virus, symptoms, and measures for protection, and they advise to people traveling about safety measures to take.
Full details here: https://www.afro.who.int/news/rwanda-public-notice-novel-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: The Ministry of Health requests the general public and especially travelers to take special preventive measures following the Novel Coronavirus outbreak confirmed by World Health Organization(WHO)