29 April 2020 – Nationals returning from Milan to be tested for COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Regulatory chnages
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Inter-Agency Task Force

Overview: Recommendations of the IATF:
– Testing of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) arriving from Milan, Italy.
– Authorization for the Chief Implementer of the National Task Force for COVID-19 to exercise discretion of COVID-19 testing for the facilitation of processing around 16,000 OFWs and arriving foreigners.
– Starting 16 May 2020, all decisions on the imposition, lifting, and extension of community quarantine in all areas will rest with the IATF.
Full details here: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2020/04/30/executive-order-no-112-s-2020/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government