Govt focuses on Work from Home; new COVID Guidelines for Maharashtra-Punjab
In Maharashtra, all the offices except cinema halls, restaurants and health and essential services will be functioning with half capacity by 31 March.
New Delhi: Coroanvirus In India is once again taking a come-back in the country. Already, different states have started taking steps. In Maharashtra, all the offices except cinema halls, restaurants and health and essential services will be functioning with half capacity by 31 March. This announcement was made by the state government on Monday. The government said that these establishments will be closed for violating the rules.
No entry without mask: Maharashtra
The state government issued a notification saying that no one will be allowed to enter these establishments without wearing masks or checking the temperature. In Maharashtra, the number of new cases of infection again increased to more than 15,000 on Monday.
Establishments (cinema halls, hotels, offices) will ensure that they have enough personnel to enforce the rules of wearing masks and rules to maintain social distance. These restrictions will also apply to shopping malls.
Focus on 'Work From Home':
The 50 percent capacity rule will not apply to offices providing health and other essential services. It said in the state notification that as far as possible, employees should be asked to work from home.
No cultural gathering:
The government said that social, cultural gathering will not be approved, whereas more than 50 percent people will not be allowed in the marriage ceremony. No more than 20 people will be allowed to attend the funeral.
Schools closed in Punjab:
The Punjab School Education Board on Monday announced to postpone the final examinations of class 10 and class 12 for a month in view of the rising covid-19 cases in the state. According to a statement released by PSEB, the 10th class examinations will now start from May 4 instead of April 9.
The 12th class examinations will start from April 20, which was earlier to start from March 22. The exams for class 10th and 12th will end on May 24. According to PSEB Controller (Examination) Janak Raj, the three-hour examination of classes 10 and 12 will start at 10 am and 2 pm respectively.
The state also said that there are about 6.40 lakh students of 10th and 12th grade of PSEB in the state. Significantly, Punjab has seen an increase in corona virus cases in recent weeks.