06 April 2020 – Head of State orders to deepen mass screening in cases of community contagion

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Local Government, Military
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National government

Overview: The National Executive ordered the Presidential Commission for the Prevention of the Coronavirus COVID-19, medical personnel and security agencies to deepen mass screening for cases of community contagion by COVID-19, registering 165 positive cases to date, a total of 65 of them have recovered satisfactorily, while 39 patients are in home isolation, 24 are confined in Barrio Adentro Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers (CDI), another 15 in hospitals, 13 in private clinics, 2 in hotels and the number of deceased remains at 7.
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/jefe-de-estado-ordena-profundizar-despistaje-masivo-ante-casos-de-contagio-comunitario-por-covid-19/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government