22 ON SLOANE CANCELS ALL INTERNAL EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICe.
PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 17, 2020
It is with great regret that we have decided to postpone our monthly events during March and April (Startup Huddle, Master classes and 22 On Sloane’s intra networking session). After much consideration, we felt that protecting our community is a priority and it is important that we apply universal and aggressive public measures to slow the spread of COVD19. For our pitching sessions, you have an option of doing it virtually and communications will be made.
The South African government has put in place measures to manage the disease and reduce the impact of the virus on our society and on our economy. After the Cabinet meeting, which was held on the 15 March 2020, the following measures have been put in place:
- Limit contact between persons who may be infected and South African citizens
- Travel bans on Foreign Nationals from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and China as from 18 March 2020
- Visas to visitors from banned countries as from yesterday and previously granted visas have been revoked.
- South African citizens are advised to refrain from all forms of travel to or through the European Union, United States and identified high risk countries such as China, Iran and South Korea.
SA citizens returning from high risk countries will be subjected to testing and self-isolation or quarantine on return to South Africa.
Travellers from medium -risk countries such as Portugal, Hong Kong and Singapore will be required to undergo intense screening.
Surveillance screening and testing measures will be strengthening at OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports.
Some ports of entry in the country will be shut down with effect from Monday 16 March.
2 of the 8 seaports will be closed for passengers and crew changes.
All spheres of government outside of the Republic is prohibited effective immediately.
All non-essential domestic travel, particularly by air, rail, taxis and bus is discouraged.
We hope everyone takes great precaution as the government suggested and we as 22 On Sloane will make sure that we do our part. We have strategically placed hand sanitizers at our co-working space, and we have increased our hygiene measures. For more information email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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