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NOTICE OF TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE – COVID-19
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020
Foundation for Human Rights has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and continues to observe the National Department of Health’s recommendations. Our first priority is the continued safety of our employees and our stakeholders. Public health officials continue to advise that social distancing is the most effective strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As such, the FHR office will be operating with skeletal staff from 19 March 2020 until further notice.
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What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa
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