21 March 2020 – Hotels set up to isolate patients with COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview: Hotels are set up to isolate patients with COVID-19, the safeguard measure is aimed at carriers of the infectious disease who do not require hospitalization, as a mechanism to avoid overloading hospitals.

Hotels in the national territory will be enabled for the comprehensive care of confirmed patients who must remain in isolation, informed the Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez.
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/374-habilitaran-hoteles-para-aislamiento-de-pacientes-con-covid-19

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government