24 January 2020 – Ministry of Health activates its Emergency Operations Centre

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: The Ministry of Health activates its Emergency Operations Centre as Fiji monitors the emergence of a novel coronavirus.
Full details here: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/health/health-ministry-on-full-alert-from-deadly-coronavirus/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Perception of an increased threat due to rising case numbers and recorded fatalities, particularly in the Asia region. Fiji is on high alert because of its incoming travelers from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and other Asian countries.