26 March 2020 – Expanded and personalised testing performed on symptomatic individuals

Type of Intervention: 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: On March 26, an expanded and personalized screening test (DAPE) was performed on 2,125 people, for presenting symptoms of COVID-19
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/mas-de-2-mil-personas-con-sintomas-de-covid-19-se-realizaron-prueba-de-despistaje-ampliado/

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 – other
Evidence/Justification: WHO guidelines and recommendations are followed