28 January 2020 – Stringent preventive measures in place against the novel coronavirus

Type of Intervention: Guidance, New Tool / Service / Body, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Immigration, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President and Special Task Force including Minster of Health and Minister of Tourism

Overview: A special task force constituted to manage Covid-19; thermal cameras deployed at airport entry points across the country; arrangements made to quarantine and treat suspected patients; public urged to take measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection; tourism facilities advised on the protocols to follow if anyone is suspected of contracting the virus
Full details here: https://presidency.gov.mv/Press/Article/23020

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: A meeting was held by the President with relevant authorities including Cabinet Ministers, Ministers at the President Office, health sector personnel and officials from Maldives Defense Force, Maldives Police Services and the Disaster Management Centre