17 March 2020 – COVID-19 integrated into Health Act, Minister of Health powers extended

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health, implemented by the Minister of Health and associated officials.

Overview: Legislation that now included COVID-19 within the Public Health Act, providing new sweeping powers to the Minister of Health for border control and infectious disease control. The target audience was legal, health, and immigration officials within government. The intended effect was to put in place the legal infrastructure to enforce border regulations and any activity by government related to COVID-19.
Full details here: https://ulii.org/ug/legislation/statutory-instrument/2020/52

Type of Justification: No justification given