13 March 2020 – First two positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Executive
Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Vice Presidency of the Republic
Ministry of Health

Overview: The first two positive cases of COVID-19 are confirmed

Two positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Venezuela in the early hours of this Friday, reported the Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during a Council of Ministers held at the Miraflores Palace. He pointed out that the two detected cases are absolutely isolated and direct contacts are determined and the chain of indirect contacts is established.
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/339-dos-casos-positivos-de-coronavirus-han-sido-confirmados-en-venezuela

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government