20 January 2020 – Ministry of Health publishes the National Guidelines for Surveillance of COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: The Ministry of Health publishes the National Guidelines for Surveillance of COVID-19 (first version).
Full details here: https://www.ministeriodesalud.go.cr/index.php/centro-de-prensa/noticias/741-noticias-2020/1531-autoridades-de-salud-trabajan-en-seguimiento-de-alerta-sanitaria-internacional-por-nuevo-coronavirus-en-china

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Technical group integrated by 7 officials of the Ministry of Health, 3 officials of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS, national health system), 5 officials from universities and research institutes, 1 official from the Pan American Health Organization.