30 April 2020 – President emphasises importance of having national production of swabs, masks, and respirators

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance, Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Research and development; International relations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Instituto Pasteur y Facultad de Ciencias

Overview: After attending the presentation of diagnostic kits for COVID-19 developed by scientists from the University of the Republic and the Pasteur Institute, President Lacalle Pou considered that it is a necessity to have swabs, masks or respirators of national production, because they are supplies that the world needs. He appreciated the researchers’ commitment and said that it would be an honor to collaborate with other countries.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.gub.uy/comunicacion/comunicacionnoticias/presidente-lacalle-pou-en-instituto-pasteur

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic