This policy brief builds upon and supports the National Human Rights Commission’s statement on the need to respect human rights in the response against COVID-19. As the National Emergency Task Force for COVID-19 plans to introduce further quarantine measures to contain and delay the spread of the virus it is critical that the human rights implications of such measures are addressed. Quarantine measures involve restricting the movement of individuals who may have been exposed to the virus, from the rest of the population, with the objective of monitoring symptoms and the early detection of cases. As such, quarantine measures restrict the right to freedom of movement and may result in the deprivation of liberty.