Covid-19 is spreading, and mass hysteria and panic buying are causing irreparable damage to the global economy. Companies worldwide are distributing notices to staff cancelling international travel, conferences and in-person meetings, implementing business continuity plans and giving detailed instructions on how to limit their employees’ chances of catching the virus.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a state of disaster and instituted a rapid effective response system, including closing schools, prohibiting gatherings of more than 100 people and instituting a travel ban on foreigners from high-risk areas. ..

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