New COVID advisory to govt employees

Panaji: The state government has directed all its employees to refrain from attending office duties if they or any of their family members living with them have undergone the COVID test.

An office memorandum issued by the general administration department on Wednesday to all the state and semi-government departments said that such employees shall immediately intimate his or her immediate superior about the situation, who in turn shall permit such employee to work from home till such time that the test reports are declared as negative by the concerned medical authority.

It further said that the employees working from home, in pursuance to above, shall be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times, adding that all the head of the departments are directed to bring the above instruction to the notice of their employees and issue similar instructions to their attached/subordinate offices, autonomous/statutory bodies for strict compliance.