The central government on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued fresh guidelines for organisations and its employees to follow at workplaces. Though the MHA has not mentioned clearly about the strength at offices, but in the last press statement on May 1, it had stated that private offices can operate with up to 33 per cent strength as per requirement, with the remaining people working from home.
As per the National Directives for COVID-19 Management, wearing of face covers is compulsory at all workplaces, and adequate stock of it should be made available. All workplaces must ensure adequate arrangements for temperature screening, hand wash and sanitiser at all entry and exit points and common areas.
Here are the new guidelines for offices:
Meanwhile, India reported 4,987 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours, highest single-day spike, with 120 deaths in a day, as the country gears to enter its fourth phase of lockdown. The country's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped to 90,927 on Sunday, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. The tally includes 53,946 active cases, 34,108 cured/discharged, 1 migrated, and 2,872 deaths.
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