05 March 2020 – COVID-19 risk level in the Caribbean elevated to Very High

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: CARPHA

Overview: On 3/5/2020 the risk level for an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Caribbean was elevated to Very High, key to the Bahamas’ access to the funds to increase the availability of tests for COVID-19 . Status remained: no COVID-19 related deaths in the Caribbean; no reported Covid-19 cases in the Bahamas.
Full details here: http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/news%20and%20press%20release/covid-19%20update%209/!ut/p/b1/vZbJkqNGFEW_pT5ArWSGJfOYySyGDQFCA5IAFYMYvr5VdocdbburNm1lrjLiZhzu5eWLt0238TZt8kd1yoeqbfLbxzmlM0K1oSuSLGRpkgM6FiBdkh1CJbBttI21ZGKkHp5kPnq4V9vgnY24zKtUVCboJMV7iBK_PnZSrGN18wiu5u1wqsd2VGjaHi1wCq_Re6zHaqBcssPhaM70474PNzLB6r2dJsut15fjwEcU31VKurpwHYN-jlMLDVx_JsvbKN3R6Wxb5049ju9QjiogAyfmWENEU7ufpAnv_Jx3PabOjpMQcraiuG9vT3PJ0xz4xeLBn96BCnn-6d3Ggw_vIkabIQVYif5x_xPBF9l9cZ_8Ovv0509UKUADPXQs3mE03CbBD8FnFj83SX4loLfJU8D8WsBsg20MyMy_LHd9va7eZXUBDHY6CpIVW8Opv64RCmQCDTkWSAkGinCCYQ_gColh9VBQak6580KBlxzptIyfA32LfC2QDehXA4kXAwnwaiD-aiD1YqDx6iolfv87NLZpVdTfpn39DXyjAIbhBMZSOMHQDL7dGfsTJbb8JMuS12NnSIN5MMkK4XJSVH7a6sIw646GF0OcOYJLavtl5l3LtMuyLo9hpCnCjN05Hrqhchc96_Guq3hrNIzXNMX0fuGFTi3qWyashnPljuy-5fCObgvjPY1X_tndkdbWhy9SEf6jsj2ILiEOGXMCMo5B-cO6vKAhRc9UFiwEmF8kU7BCAOXBRsNfqaC7-8591Z3o1wJZAXs18I9CuySZkLfuJOvpcU4eGtJrA5Z1QYQorRr_bEUR50ttWk6oU0w4cnbdOb0mTpKUTdq6grSL9CDFgHvBd_fohqGdxtVxUnkb6vDI7Domh_rOXbB01mJtymbG5sj3YzbNe2VXPcLL2cczP_LhIuRqKEOIn3MjAvb5RpHB7Sg6TsuAvpfGHp3uzyki3RFHNIiauLdD2GU4PIhgLg5hfBxuWjFwypH35HnYw3ZKktWqtIiQb7KaHeQD6R8KAXevQY9ruAPY7iZRw1C2bF6YlmRL5eHMLW1gDmLUjRVcZF3Il8bk5bjw96YrGPaC4-aDFTRfnZePueSfAZs48QzYIizEipivEv_7H_0ZyP7-R_JT62A5AucoBrAki1EYwLa7S0I_J0p9kuRdZiSDpl4cce7JZ0vIQ1TR6KYfdiNPsE6uVCdSuzvVWiYc0S3LKnpA4qP60ZwHEZkuvzm1rHLV7OWEcv3q7wPSqKpQ8DhiP0slzyagCRhOF8c8Ia8M0aoP84DNhVjqQ1QFlm9CKqpgc13Sctg3JTFIeHcWKgMDDsftomvrKGiUqWVREQfUYirwyA2qjl6ucdOQdw9k1Dhs8A0es5tG4fLKh9Pb9l4_TNOiPfmI_r3JfPP3Tt6-A2vR-Vw!/dl4/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, CARPHA
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, International – government, CARPHA; CDC
Evidence/Justification: CARPHA relied on reports largely of the increase in numbers within WUhan, as reported by the WHO and the CDC.