On 23 March 2020, the President of South Africa announced a nationwide lock-down. According to the order, individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strict circumstances, such as to seek medical care, buy food and other essential supplies, or collect a social grant.
The European Union and COVID-19
The European Chemicals Agency and the European Commission are supporting Member States and companies to apply derogations from the normal authorisation requirement for biocidal products. This may alleviate the difficulties companies and Member State authorities may be facing during the global coronavirus pandemic, and this would also allow healthcare professionals and European citizens to have […]
China’s Exposure to COVID -19 What’s next?
China As a Country: On February 25, 2020, the National Health Commission published the Notice on Scientifically and Accurately Conducting a Good Job in the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Epidemic. (http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2020-02/25/content_5483024.htm) The Notice provides a series of technical specifications on the prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic, including the Technical Specification on the Prevention […]
Ireland’s Reaction to COVID-19
On March 24 2020, the Government updated public health guidelines on COVID-19 that provide for the closure of all non-essential businesses, and that state that individuals should stay at home except to go to work, care for others, and essential shopping.
United Kingdom – COVID-19
On March 23, the UK Prime Minister announced the Government’s decision to ban gatherings of more than two people and implement strict limits on exercise.
Taiwan’s Exposure to COVID-19
On January 15, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that COVID-19 was added as an infectious disease under the fifth category and is subject to the requirements under the Communicable Disease Control Act and related regulations.
Qatar’s Rebellion Against COVID-19
As of March 18, only nationals are permitted entry into the country. Additionally, most public places, including schools, parks, public transportation, restaurants, gyms, and bars are closed, and all public and social events are canceled.
Oman’s Latest News on COVID-19
On 20 April 2020, the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the developments of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic extended the lockdown of Muscat Governorate, imposed on 10 April 2020, through Command and Control Checkpoints, until 10 am on Friday, the 8th of May 2020.
Iraq’s COVID-19 Backlash
Until April 11, travel is banned between all Iraqi provinces, and lockdown and curfew is in place in all regions of Iraq with exceptions as authorized by the Prime Minister.