Filter for Nicaragua Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-22 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
PAHO waits for Nicaragua to approve visit by virus experts
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2020-06-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) said it has extended a line of credit (LOC) of USD 20.10 million to the government of Nicaragua for reconstruction of Aldo Chavarria Hospital.
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travelers from active transmission regions to self-quarantine
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
country is following a "herd immunity" strategy, stating that "Nicaragua and Sweden represent alternatives to total lockdown, in a developing and developed country respectively."
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The government drafted public sector employees and party members to conduct in-person home visits across the country to inform people about the virus and recommend preventative measures such as hand-washing.
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2020-06-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
National universities have moved to a rotating class meeting schedule to reduce crowding on campuses.
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
tracing contacts of confirmed cases in practice
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Nicaraguan government ordered the closure of traffic through the Peñas Blancas border post, in protest at the measures taken by Costa Rica in the transfer of goods, within the framework of controls against the new coronavirus.
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2020-05-14 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
over 2,800 prisoners moved to house arrest
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Nicaraguan government has yet to officially impose any travel restrictions
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The Nicaraguan government has yet to officially impose any national quarantine policies.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
In Nicaragua, only the government can authorize tests for the coronavirus
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Minsa and first lady and Vice President Rosario Murillo handle COVID-19 statistics. They exclude from the total of positive cases, patients who died or recovered from the virus.
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
After government extended Holy Week school vacations to two weeks; classes are scheduled to resume on 20 April.
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Nicaraguans "haven’t stopped working, because if this country stops working, it dies", Ortega said
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
"Ortega is the only Latin American leader who has not made a single public announcement on how his government would address the pandemic," HRW said. Instead, "Vice President Rosario Murillo, who is married to Ortega, told Nicaraguans to remain calm and continue working," the statement noted.
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Aeromexico will suspend service to Managua starting April 9, 2020. After the final April 9 Aeromexico flight, there will be no commercial flights between Nicaragua and the United States until at least early May. Aeromexico does not have direct flights from Managua to the United States but does fly from Managua to Mexico City.
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All flights are suspended. Airlines wishing to operate flights must request 72 hours in advance along with the passenger manifest.
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Discretionality prevails in sudden and momentary closings on the southern border of Nicaragua.Nicaraguan government generates uncertainty on the Peñas Blancas border due to improvised restrictions
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Chamber of Industry warns of the alcohol gel that Nicaraguans are buying and asks Minsa to expedite permits to laboratories. So far, Minsa has not called on the local pharmaceutical laboratory industry to discuss a plan to produce alcohol gel on a larger scale. The question that the sector has is who is supplying these artisan companies with the alcohol to produce these gels if they do not have government permission
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Coronavirus Threatens To Wreak Havoc On 123,000 Zona Franca Jobs In Nicaragua
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Despite the demand for information about the hospitals and the resources available to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, Sáenz said that citizens must go to any of the 19 regional hospitals in the country and assured that the Minsa has "enough mechanical ventilators in hospitals" without giving an exact figure
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Health screening in airports
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