Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has imposed additional restrictions with immediate effect to contain the spread of COVID. According to an official spokesperson, all government and private offices will function at a time with 50 percent capacity. The government is also encouraging work from home module and has urged for implementation of rotation system at workplace to bring down the level of transmission.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while reviewing the COVID situation in the state with senior officials in a high-level meeting on Monday, said efforts should be made to save ‘both lives and livelihoods’.
Underlining the need to promote work from home culture, he said that there should be no inconvenience in work, he also directed to implement rotation system in the offices.
According to the new COVID control guidelines of the state government, if any employee working in private sector offices turns out to be Covid positive, he will also be given 7 days leave without any deduction in salary.
Additional Chief Secretary Health Amit Mohan Prasad said that on Monday, a total of 8,334 new patients were found to be corona positive in the state.
At present, the total number of active cases is 33,946, out of which 33,563 people are in home isolation.
first published:Jan. 10, 2022, 8:51 p.m.