The Brazilian response to COVID-19

May 7, 2020

This paper describes the steps taken by Brazil before the first COVID-19 cases were identified in that country. The steps included creation of ordinances and laws, setting up of emergency operating centers, and clearly articulating how isolation and quarantine will be done. The paper also examines the advantages of these measures. Based on the Brazilian experience, this paper might help readers to develop strategies to combat COVID-19 in their own countries. Note: ASLM does not intend to endorse the policies regarding COVID-19 that are adopted by any given country. This information is only intended to help inform.