01 April 2020 – Inter-agency taskforce approves further COVID-19 responses

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Local Government, Police and Interior Affairs, Social Services, Supply Chains, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Domestic travel; Repatriation of nationals; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Executive Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Department of Health Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary

Overview: Recommendations on management of COVID-19 situation due to extension of enhanced community quarantine:
– provision for unhampered movement of cargo, where those moving cargo adhere to regulations
– finalizing of analytical model developed and led by the Technical Working Group (TWG) chaired by the DOH and participated by various agencies, including technical experts, the academe, and other representatives from health, economic, and security sectors
– interim guidelines on repatriation of overseas Filipino workers affected by the pandemic
Full details here: https://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IATF-Reso-No-18.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Recommended based on Presidential Proclamation No. 922, utilization of appropriate emergency funds as indicated on Presidential Proclamation No. 929, a need to develop a scientific-based approach in determining the lifting or extension of ECQ, and report of the DOH tallying the number of covid-19 cases in the Philippines to 2,311 (as of April 1, 2020).