28 February 2020 – Ministry of Health declares that it will not establish quarantine for coronaviruses

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: This is a government decision announced by the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua

Overview: Official statement from the Head of the Ministry of Health: “Nicaragua has not established nor will it establish any quarantine for coronaviruses”.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Dávila Murillo, reported that the Nicaraguan government will not enforce any quarantine on individuals who enter Nicaragua traveling from countries that have positive cases of coronavirus. The communique reads as follows: “Nicaragua has not established nor will it establish any quarantine for coronaviruses.” As of February 28th, Nicaragua had no cases of COVID-19.

Full details here: http://www.minsa.gob.ni/index.php/repository/Descargas-MINSA/Columna-Derecha/Medidas-Frente-al-Coronavirus/

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Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: While by February 28th the government had not officially registered any confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, the decision´s aim is not to restrict immigration or tourism even from countries experiencing transmission.