24 January 2020 – Ministry of Health makes first official statement about COVID-19, makes general recommendations to the public

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration, Local Government, Tourism, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Government and Ministry of Health

Overview: First official statement from the Ministry of Health of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, before the appearance of several cases of acute respiratory infection of the viral type in the city of Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, in late 2019, caused by a new Coronavirus (nCoV 2019) to inform the general population that to date there are no suspected cases, nor has the presence of this virus been confirmed in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Indicates general recommendations for the population and personal protection
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac?start=150

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government