New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa

New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa

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New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa   The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has published a new directive which outlines the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workers that will be allowed to work under the country’s new level 4 lockdown regulations. The directive, which was published on Sunday (3 May), provides a breakdown on the ICT jobs which were allowed under the level 5 restrictions and the jobs which will be allowed under the revised level 4 restrictions. The regulations also outline the strict mitigation measure which will have to be followed before work is allowed to resume. This includes the cloth face masks which are requirements for all workers, but also the introduction of perspex dividers, spacing requirements and strict cleaning regimes for certain industries.…
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Coronavirus Business Tracker: How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Business Tracker: How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

Business
Alain Mérieux, founder of BioMérieux. AFP via Getty Images Businesses around the world are shifting into overdrive to help battle the coronavirus, providing everything from rubber gloves and ventilators to diagnostic tools and, hopefully soon, vaccines. While the pandemic continues to wreak havoc, large corporations and small businesses are developing creative solutions to halt the spread of the virus. Just as automakers famously shifted to make tanks and planes during World War II, today’s global giants — LVMH, Ford and GE to name a few — are retooling their production lines to help make everything from hand sanitizers to respirators. On the medical front, there are more than three dozen COVID-19 vaccines under development, a smart move considering that two out of every three vaccines for infectious diseases fail, according…
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