Type of Intervention: Other Announcement, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health
Overview: Activation of COE-nCoV: Emergency Health Operations Committee (EHOC). Alert level 2 (imminent danger) issued due to the first confirmed case of covid-19 in Brazil.
The Health Surveillance Secretariat (HSS) was responsible for activating the EHOC, including changing the alert level based on the Event Monitoring Committee’s (EMC) recommendations.
Full details here: https://coronavirus.saude.gov.br/linha-do-tempo/#fev2020
Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, International – government