20 March 2020 – President gives announcement alongside scientific officials

Type of Intervention: Guidance, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Immigration, Local Government, Private Sector, Police and Interior Affairs, Social Services, Supply Chains, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Intervention leading by President of Colombia. Decision made by: President of Republic and Scientific Advisor Committee

Overview: Address by the President of the Republic of Colombia with all his scientific and technical team for crisis management by Covid-19, consisting of epidemiologists, infectious diseases, virologists, the Director of the National Institute of Health, the National Academy of Medicine of Colombia, the Colombian Association of Nursing Faculties, the Colombian Dental Federation, the Colombian Scientific Societies and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The intervention of the president revealed the scientific reasons and evidence that have led to taking prevention and containment measures in the country (habits of cleaning and handwashing, social isolation, suspension of massive events, suspension of face-to-face school and university classes , telecommuting, among others).

It reports on the epidemiological trend analyzes that have been carried out by the group of experts and that the country could potentially face. Based on scientific analysis and criteria, the President has made urgent and drastic decisions to protect the life and health of Colombians.
Full details here: https://youtu.be/18RWEvBSbHI

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat