01 April 2020 – National epidemic declared

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: The Prime Minister has declared COVID-19 as a national epidemic today in his Decision 447/QĐTTg. This policy intervention implies a must-involvement of all departments, organizations and individuals in preventing and fighting back the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Necessary resources must be mobilized to respond to the spread of the virus.
Full details here: http://baochinhphu.vn/Tin-noi-bat/Cong-bo-dich-COVID19-toan-quoc/391626.vgp

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), Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government