Staff in containment zones to be considered on duty - ECAS Punjab

Staff in containment zones to be considered on duty

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Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 9

The workers who are living in Covid containment or micro-containment zones and cannot join work due to restrictions will be treated on duty even if they stay at home, a recent government order said. The decision will be applicable for both government as well as private establishments.

A communication sent by Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Anurag Aggarwal to all DCs said to contain and manage the Covid-19 pandemic, the government had been notifying containment and micro-containment zones, restricting the movement of people in those particular areas.

It further said workers residing in such zones could not move out for about 14 days and thus were not able to go to work. "Therefore, all such workers residing in containment and micro-containment zones should be treated on duty by all government and private commercial organisations, during the period of containment," it read.

Significantly, there was a sudden spike in number of cases. More than 10,000 cases have been reported in the past one month alone.

At present, over 45,000 people live in containment and micro-containment zones. One locality each in Jalandhar, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda districts has been declared as containment zone.

from The Tribune

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