We find ourselves in an unprecedented and unimaginable situation. A situation in which the growing concern around the coronavirus outbreak can be felt by all of us. As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March till midnight 16 April. This lockdown is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new year has started with an unrelenting pace, and we are already in March! However, 2020 has also brought about a global outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which as you are no doubt aware, was declared a global pandemic by the WHO recently. The ensuing measures taken by many countries and South Africa have made the immediate future a very uncertain one indeed. Against this backdrop, SIOPSA recognizes that it has a commitment to the SIOPSA community in the form of the 22nd Annual SIOPSA conference.
In line with the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Sunday 15 March 2020, with regards to COVID-19 and limiting public interaction, SIOPSA management have decided to postpone all events scheduled for the month of March 2020.