30 January 2020 – Coronavirus Taskforce appointed to oversee response to COVID-19 outbreak

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government of Fiji

Overview: The Government of Fiji (GoF) appoints a Coronavirus Taskforce in late January 2020 to oversee the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMs) response to the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Full details here: http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/pt/258911591964083536/pdf/Stakeholder-Engagement-Plan-SEP-Fiji-COVID-19-Emergency-Response-Project-P173903.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – government
Evidence/Justification: Perception of increased threat due to evolving global situation, including WHO alerts on the novel coronavirus