30 March 2020 – Mask production standards released

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Ministry of Health standardizes the production of masks due to the shortages. Published the technical specification standard for the manufacture of textile face masks for community use, with the aim of defining the design and manufacturing requirements to reduce the transmission of disease. Allows wider manufacturing of cheap and safe community masks.

Action undertaken via Ministerial resolution No. 135-2020-MINSA.
Full details here: https://www.gob.pe/institucion/minsa/noticias/111615-minsa-estandariza-la-produccion-de-mascarillas-ante-la-escasez-de-este-producto

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government