03 March 2020 – Activation of Health Emergency Operations Center following first COVID-19 case

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision : Republic President
Intervention implementation : health ministry

Overview: Activation of the Health Emergency Operations Center following the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19
target : government and populations
intended effect : coordination of ripost
Full details here: http://www.sante.gouv.sn/sites/default/sitrep1_covid-19.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: A new confirmed case of COVID-19 dated March 03, 2020;
Accumulation of 02 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Senegal (1st confirmed case on 02/03/2020)