19 March 2020 – Large-scale screening tests for COVID-19 to begin from 21 March

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview: Large-scale screening tests for COVID-19 will begin from March 21 throughout the country
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/357-venezuela-iniciara-el-proximo-sabado-despistaje-masivo-del-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 – academic
Evidence/Justification: Recommendations of the Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom are followed