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Coronavirus Pandemic | Gurugram Private Companies Advised To Allow Employees To Work From Home Till March 31

Gurugram Administration Issues Advisory To MNC, IT Firms, Industries, BPO, And Corporate Offices To Allow Their Employees To Work From Their Home Till 31st March 2020.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 17 Mar 2020, 07:49:22 PM
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Gurugram Private Companies Advised To Allow Employees To Work From Home Till March 31 (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

What can be termed as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19 virus, the Gurugram administration has asked private companies including MNC, IT Firms, Industries, BPO and Corporate Offices to allow their employees to work from their home till 31st March. Earlier, a health official had said that a 29-year-old woman from Haryana's Gurugram district tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The woman is an employee of a Gurgaon-based company and had recently travelled to Malaysia and Indonesia, the official said.

"This is the first positive case of the coronavirus in Haryana," state Director General of Health Suraj Bhan Kamboj said. She has been admitted to a hospital and her condition is stable, he said. Samples taken from her after she returned from abroad were sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology, which confirmed her to be positive of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease), Kamboj said. So far, samples of 66 persons have been taken in Haryana, he said.

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Out these, one was positive and reports of 54 persons were negative. In rest of the cases, reports are awaited, the health official said. Of 2,992 passengers, 2,957 with travel history to coronavirus-hit countries have been put under home isolation, as per a bulletin.

The state government had already ordered closure of all schools, colleges and universities in the state till March 31. It has also ordered closure of cinema halls, gyms, clubs, night clubs and all schools till March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

(With Agency Inputs)

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First Published : 17 Mar 2020, 06:37:09 PM