On March 11th, the Hungarian Government declared a state of emergency in the country. An initial curfew was declared on March 27th for two weeks, but on April 9th, The Prime Minister extended the curfew indefinitely.
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 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 […]
On March 18, Luxembourg issued the prohibition of movement of all persons except under certain specific reasons, such as, going grocery shopping, going to work, and when seeking health care services. All cultural, social, festive, sportive and recreational activities are suspended. Company canteens are closed, unless a distance of two meters between every two people […]
The government established the COVID-19 Control Center and determined a basic policy for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic and a basic countermeasure policy for the control of COVID-19 infection.
Private employers and enterprises are advised to take precautionary measures to protect employees’ health from the new coronavirus by cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and by providing disinfectants at the workplace, employees’ accommodations and vehicles used to transport workers.
On March 16, 2020 the Federal Council classified the situation in Switzerland as an ‘extraordinary situation’ according to the Epidemic Act and many restrictions were applied.
The Spanish Government, by means of Royal Decree 463/2020, is trying to contain and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Employers are required to undertake sanitary procedures and cleanliness measures for the workplaces including regular cleaning and sterilizing of desktops, phones, and keyboards as well as promoting and encouraging regular hand washing by employees.