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Isolation and quarantine in South Africa during COVID-19 : draconian measures or proportional response

dc.contributor.authorMoodley, K.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorObasa, A. E.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLondon, L.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-28T10:53:40Z
dc.date.available2020-04-28T10:53:40Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-23
dc.identifier.citationMoodley, K. & Obasa, A. E. 2020. Isolation and quarantine in South Africa during COVID-19 : draconian measures or proportional response? South African Medical Journal, 110(6), doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020v110i6.14842.
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020v110i6.14842
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107736
dc.descriptionCITATION: Moodley, K. & Obasa, A. E. 2020. Isolation and quarantine in South Africa during COVID-19 : draconian measures or proportional response? South African Medical Journal, 110(6), doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020v110i6.14842.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractIn the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis, extraordinary containment measures must be implemented. These include both isolation and quarantine, either on a voluntary basis or enforced. In the transition from voluntary to mandatory isolation, conflicts arise at the intersection of ethics, human rights and the law. The Siracusa Principles adopted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1985 and enshrined in international human rights legislation and guidelines specify conditions under which civil liberties may be infringed. In order for isolation processes in South Africa to claim legitimacy, it is important that these principles as well as national laws and constitutional rights are embedded in state action.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/12913
dc.format.extent2 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectCOVID-19 (Disease) -- South Africa -- Government policyen_ZA
dc.subjectCoronaviruses -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectIsolation (Hospital care) -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectQuarantine -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleIsolation and quarantine in South Africa during COVID-19 : draconian measures or proportional responseen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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