With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing by the day, the Gurugram administration has issued an advisory to various private companies, multinationals and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to ask their employees to work from home.
The Government is trying to resort to social distancing measures to help check the spread of the virus in the country. Being an IT hub, Gurugram is a high-risk zone, which is why the advisory has been issued.
According to the advisory, which is based on the Epidemic Disease Act 1897, employees working for offices in Gurugram, should be permitted to work from home till the end of March, with immediate effect.
Only a day earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had requested the multinational companies in Gurugram to let as many employees as possible to work from home as a precautionary measure.
Instructions had already been issued by the Government forbidding gatherings of over 200 people in one place. A woman working for a Gurugram-based company was recently found to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. She had travelled to Malaysia and Indonesia. She is the first woman in Haryana to have tested positive. Till now, 15 foreigners have tested positive in Haryana.
All schools in Gurugram have already been closed till March 31. Cinema halls, gyms, clubs and night clubs will also remain closed till the end of this month.