12 March 2020 – Declared a state of national sanitary emergency

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Argentine Government declared a state of national sanitary emergency through a Presidential Decree of Necessity and Urgency, which allows the Ministry of Health to be the acting authority.

During the national sanitary emergency, the Ministry report on the advance of COVID-19 on a daily basis. The Ministry is allowed to use official means of communication to promote information regarding the COVID-19, and may acquire goods and services that are necessary to attend the emergency.

In exceptional circumstances the Ministry is also permitted to hire foreign medics who did not become certified in Argentina.
Full details here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/dnu