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.
For public and private employers, OSHA has developed Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 that is advisory in nature and should be used to help identify possible work-related exposure and health risks and to determine which control measures are most appropriate to implement in the workplace.
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.
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 20, 2020, the Ministry of Manpower further issued a series of advisories, including Advisory on safe distancing measures at the workplace, General advisory for workplaces and frontline workers in response to confirmed cases of local transmission of COVID-19 in Singapore, Advisory to foreign domestic workers (FDWs), employers and employment agencies on COVID-19 precautionary measures
In Italy, Government officials have signed various decrees, implemented containment measures, and created strict orders to place the entire country on lockdown, in an effort to contain the virus and to prevent it from spreading.
As of March 12, Israel has denied entry of foreign nationals into the country, however, permission to enter could be considered for foreign nationals who can prove that they have a place and are able to go into 14-day isolation, with some exceptions.
Starting April 11th, ‘low risk’ businesses were allowed to reopen in most parts of the country. In Tehran, however, business closures continued until April 18th. Despite this partial opening of the country, the President urged the citizens to stay at home as much as possible and to follow the social distancing guidelines.