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Coronavirus lockdown: Noida, Gurugram issue new safety guidelines for private firms

Coronavirus lockdown 3.0: The local authorities' guidelines mandate firms to strictly follow social-distancing protocol, especially in the offices' lifts. Besides, companies must provide health insurance to workers and random testing for coronavirus be done on a frequent basis

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Coronavirus lockdown: Noida, Gurugram issue new safety guidelines for private firms
Coronavirus update: In Noida, which lies in the "red zone" the local administration has prohibited employees who live outside Noida to come to offices

The district authorities of Gurugram and Noida have issued detailed guidelines to private companies who are planning to open their offices during phase 3 of the lockdown, which started on May 4.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines allowed private offices to operate with up to 33 per cent strength .

Now, the local authorities' guidelines mandate firms to strictly follow social-distancing protocol, especially in the offices' lifts. Besides, companies must provide health insurance to workers and random testing for coronavirus be done on a frequent basis.

The companies have also been advised to keep at least an hour's gap between two shifts.

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In Noida, which lies in the "red zone" the local administration has prohibited employees who live outside Noida to come to offices.

In office meetings, employees should sit at least at a distance of six feet from each other, the Noida administration added in the new guidelines.

As of May 4, Noida has total 36 containment zones. Thirteen people, including two health workers and a baby, tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday, taking the total number in the district to 192, District Surveillance Officer Sunil Dohare said. Number of cured patients have risen to 109 in Gautam Buddh Nagar district in Noida till May 5.

On the  other hand, Gurugram, on Tuesday reported 11 new cases of COVID-19. Gurugram district is one of the worst-affected by the pandemic in Haryana. The total COVID-19 active cases are 548 in Haryana while those discharged are 256. The state has reported six COVID-19-related deaths.

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