The state disaster management cell has stepped up restrictions as a precautionary measure following the announcement of CM Jairam Thakur amid increasing cases of corona in Himachal Pradesh. Under the new orders, the Five Day Week system has been re-introduced in government offices.
On Saturday, employees will work from home (work from home). From Monday to Friday, only 50 per cent of the third and fourth class employees will come to the office, while the rest will work from home. Divyang and pregnant employees will not come to the office. Markets will also be closed on Saturday-Sunday.
According to this system, which is in force till May 1, the government offices will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday. Apart from this, shops, markets, commercial places, malls, gyms, sports complexes, swimming pools will also not open on Saturdays and Sundays. However, this order will not apply to everyday essential products and medicine shops like fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products. At the same time, restaurants, dhabas, hotels will be able to run as per the Kovid protocol issued by the tourism department.
Employees will not be able to leave the station
In the order issued by the Department of Personnel, it has been clarified that the employees who are not coming to the office will not be able to leave the station. They will have to keep in touch with senior officials by telephone and other means. Such employees will be able to call the office within two hours in case of any emergency. Pooling should be done more and more in government vehicles.
From the 23rd of April, the doors of the temples will remain closed for the devotees. Temple priests will perform like daily worship. Under the new restrictions, only 50 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and funerals throughout the state. All educational institutions will remain closed till May 1 for children and teachers, while the Department of Education will issue a separate order for non-teaching staff. However, educational institutions will be able to conduct examinations smoothly.