Published On: Tue, Jun 9th, 2020

Fresh guidelines for central govt employees after rise in Covid-19 cases

New Delhi: The Centre has issued fresh guidelines for central government employees to prevent spread of Covid-19 after several employees in various central ministries/departments have tested positive, reports ANI.

Face mask and face shield have to be worn at all times inside the office premises.

Central government employees continues to grapple with increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases, the Covid-19 knocked down over 2,000 central government employees till date.

As per guidelines, hand washing in every half an hour is a must to prevent spread of infection. Hand sanitizing dispensers shall be installed at prominent places in corridors.

All central government employees are advised to follow the following protocol to contain the spread of Covid-19:

1) Only asymptomatic staff shall be allowed. Anyone with mild cough or fever needs to stay at home.

2) Officers/Staff residing in containment zone shall not come to office and work from home till till containment zone is de-notified.

3) Not more than 20 staff/officers shall be attending office in a day. Roster will be reworked accordingly. Remaining staff will continue to work from home.

4) Under Secretaries/Deputy Secretaries if sharing cabin, then they will come alternate days to enforce social distancing.

5) The Section shall not have more than two officials at a time, staggering office hours shall be followed to ensure not more than 20 staff in any given time in the office. As far as possible windows may be kept open to ensure proper ventilation in halls.

6) Face mask and face shield have to be worn at all times inside the office premises. Disciplinary action will be taken if it found that protocol for mask is not followed in the office.

7) Used Mask and gloves shall be discarded carefully in yellow color bio medical waste bin only, strict action will be taken against people violating this rule.

8) VCs may be attended front he respective rooms of the officers. VC in Board room may be avoided as far as possible. General section will provide necessary equipment to the officers so that they can join web-room from their respective computers.

9) Face to face meetings/discussions/interactions be avoided as far as possible. Officers/Staff will be use intercom/phone/VC for interactions.

10) Handwashing in every half an hour is a must to prevent spread of infection. Hand sanitizing dispensers shall be installed at prominent places in corridors.

11) Frequently touched places such as electric switches, door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, washroom fixtures etc shall be cleaned in every one hour with 1% Sodium Hypochlorite. Officers/Staff are also advised to clean their personal equipment like keyboards, mouse, phones, AC remotes etc by themselves by using any ethanol based disinfectant frequently.

12) Distance of 1 mtr shall be maintained while sitting or walking. Vistors’ chairs in the cabins of the officers shall be placed accordingly keeping the norms of social distancing.

13) All officers are requested to follow these instructions without fail.

With shopping malls, places of worship, restaurants and state borders reopening Monday, some of the last vestiges of India’s 10-week-long coronavirus lockdown disappeared even as the country reported its highest single-day death toll and experts said things would get worse.

India recorded nearly 10,000 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours. According to the health ministry figures at 8 am on Tuesday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stand at 266,598 including 1,29,9127 active cases, 1,29,214 cured / discharged patients and 7,466 deaths.

TST

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