We recieved the following infromation from the FPI today. the link to the Whatsapp address is an excellent way to get real news on this pandemic and avoid “fake” news:

Dear Members and Stakeholders

By now the President of South Africa’s announcement around the COVID-19 virus as well as the declaration of a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act (Government Gazette no 43096) should be known to most of you.

FPI hereby informs you of the measures taken / to be taken by FPI until after the Easter weekend.

Important to note and operational measures taken by FPI effective 16/03/2020:

Important to note:

There is a huge amount of fake news around the virus doing the rounds at the moment. We urge all FPI staff, FPI members, members of the public and stakeholders to ensure that you obtain your information from a credible source. As a society, there is a massive responsibility on all of us to act sensibly in these times.

It is furthermore essential to stay up to date with any developments around the virus. We encourage you to register for the official National Department of Health COVID-19 support service that provides up to date info on COVID-19 in South Africa. I encourage you to benefit from this service by joining the service.

How to join: WhatsApp “Hi” to +27600123456 for this service to be activated on your cellular device.