31 January 2020 – Rwanda hastens safety measures against novel coronavirus

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: There is a task force of different entities like Health Ministry, Security authorities, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) led by the Primer Minister

Overview: Rwanda hastens safety measures against novel coronavirus -The Ministry of Health reminded Rwanda citizens to be more vigilant on preventing novel coronavirus following the World Health Organization’s declaration addressing novel coronavirus as a “public health emergency of international concern”
Full details here: https://www.afro.who.int/news/rwanda-hastens-safety-measures-against-novel-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: The Ministry of Health requests the general public and especially travelers to take special preventive measures following the Novel Coronavirus outbreak confirmed by World Health Organization(WHO) which was reported in China, Thailand, Japan, the Republic of South Korea, USA, France and Australia as of 26th January 2020.