10 March 2020 – General preventive isolation of the population until March 24

Type of Intervention: Ministry of Public Health
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision made by the Ministry of Health

Overview: Through S.G. Resolution No. 99, based on Law No. 836 of the health code, the Minister of Public Health Dr. Julio Mazzoleni provides for the general preventive isolation of the population as a health quarantine in the national territory, for the purpose of mitigating the spread of COVID-19, during the hours between 20:00 and 04:00, until 24 March 2020. In case of violation of the sanitary measures, sanctions will be applied.
Full details here: https://www.mspbs.gov.py/portal/20596/covid19-rige-aislamiento-preventivo-general-de-la-poblacion.html

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government