19 March 2020 – Air trade established with China to provide critical medical equipment

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Foreign Affairs, Health
Intervention Categories: International relations; Foreign aid
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview: Venezuela activated a permanent airlift with China to receive supplies against COVID-19
With regard to the health contingency generated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Venezuela established a permanent airlift with China in order to guarantee the supplies and implements necessary for the detection of infectious disease in the nation.
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/362-venezuela-activo-puente-aereo-permanente-con-china-para-la-recepcion-de-insumos-contra-el-covid-19

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 – academic, National – government, International – government
Evidence/Justification: WHO recommendations and guidelines on conducting COVID-19 screening tests and using biosafety tools are followed