06 March 2020 – Multidisciplinary team established to assess and strengthen preparedness and response to the epidemic

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Education, Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: In order to prevent and mitigate the risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19)transmission;

The Government of Rwanda has set up a multidisciplinary team to assess and strengthen preparedness and response to the epidemic;
Full details here: https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=131&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=900&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=49468fe2d77a94e5a7f1653daddc6df3

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Contact the nearest health facility if you have one of the following symptoms: flu, fever, running nose, and cough with sore throat.

The Ministry of Health and other relevant institutions will continue to work on adequate strategies in the prevention and fight against this epidemic.