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 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 […]
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 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.
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.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a list of documents to help the public and enterprises get through the COVID-19 pandemic, including reducing the rent of public property, exemption on the delay for the submission of business reports, etc.
On March 14th, the Ministry of the Interior declared a ban on all public gatherings of more than 50 persons. Additionally, all ‘non-essential’ public places must be closed.
On March 15, the Minister of Interior announced that, starting March 16, Germany will close its borders with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. These travel restrictions should not create any impacts for facilities.