06 March 2020 – President announces shift from Preparation and Prevention to Containment after first case of COVID-19 in Colombia

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Statement by President Duque on activation of the coronavirus containment phase
Sectors Involved: All sector, because is the report of the first case in Colombia
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Republic President

Overview: President of Colombia states that in the 8 weeks prior to the date of this declaration, the country activated the preparation and prevention phase. It announces that on March 6, 2020, the first case of COVID 19 was reported in the national territory, in a Colombian person who returned to the country of Italy. Once this case is detected, the country activates the Containment Phase.

Mr. President and the Minister of Health reports on all the actions and protocols that have been disclosed to local, departmental, and municipal authorities, to the migration authorities.

It announces that the unified command post of the country is activated, which will be accompanied by epidemiologists, virologists, medical specialists
Full details here: https://youtu.be/xykeHIHNABA

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Detection Analysis for Covid-19
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government