23 March 2020 – Chloroquine used to treat COVID-19 patients

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview: Venezuela will use chloroquine prophylactically to treat Covid-19
In order to decrease the viral load of the Coronavirus COVID-19, in Venezuela treatment with chloroquine will begin to the 77 infected patients, as well as to those close to each of the cases and health personnel.
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/venezuela-utilizara-cloroquina-con-caracter-profilactico-para-atender-el-covid-19/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, International – academic, International – government
Evidence/Justification: WHO recommendations