Odisha Govt employees to be quarantined for showing COVID-19 symptoms

Bhubaneswar: As part of taking precautionary measure to prevent spread of novel coronavirus at workplace, Odisha Government directed its employees to remain in quarantine for a fortnight if they develop symptoms of deadly infections.

As per the directive issued by General Administration & Public Grievance Department, the employees can leave office immediately if they feel unwell.

“All employees should look out for symptoms of novel coronavirus and if feeling unwell should leave the workplace immediately after informing the superior officer. They should, thereafter avail leave for home quarantine for a period of 14 days,” the notification stated today.

Any leave necessary for quarantine in excess of this period will be treated as ordinary leave or may be considered as per provisions under Rule 5, Appendix 6 of Odisha Service Code.

The employees whose family member has returned from overseas on or after March 4, 2020, have been asked to avail leave for self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.

On return from leave, the concerned employee before joining the duty will have to produce medical certificate of fitness from the competent Medical Officer.

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