The coronavirus has disrupted the world in an unprecedented manner. At the beginning of 2020, the novel coronavirus, as it was then called, was indeed novel, and perceived by many to be a largely localised outbreak. As the Covid-19 virus spread rapidly throughout the region and around the globe, and governments took drastic action to curb its effects, the social, economic and public health ramifications made themselves almost immediately obvious — and businesses found themselves faced with difficult choices.

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