10 March 2020 – Government to distribute COVID-19 diagnostic tests to each state

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidency of the Republic and Ministry of Health

Overview: The National Government will distribute COVID-19 diagnostic tests in the country’s capitals.

Coronavirus diagnostic tests (COVID-19) will be distributed in the capitals of the 23 states, as well as in the Capital District to determine possible infections and prevent the spread of the disease.
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/gobierno-nacional-distribuira-test-de-diagnostico-del-covid-19-en-capitales-del-pais/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Following WHO guidelines on the importance of conducting screening tests