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DC Mon issues advisory to offices, banks

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2020 11:02 pm

Dimapur, March 22 (EMN): In order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and for the safety of all in the public interest, deputy commissioner, Mon, has issued precautionary measures for all employees of offices and banks.

In a notification, DC Mon Thavaseelan K has ordered mandatory placing of hand sanitisers or provision for hand washing with soap and water at the entry of government’s building and ATMs and discouraged entry of visitors in the office complex as much as possible.

He has also order conducting meeting through video conferencing as far as possible, minimise or re-schedule meetings involving large number of people unless necessary.

It also included avoiding non-essential official travel, undertaking essential correspondence on office email and work sending files and documents to other offices as much as practicable, facilitate delivery and receipt of dak at the entry point itself of the office building as far possible, ensuring proper cleaning and frequent sanitisation of work places as well as ATMs, ensuring regular supply of hand sanitiser, soap and running water in the wash room.

All officials are advised to take care of their own health and look out for respiratory symptoms/ fever and, if feeling unwell, should leave the workplace immediately after informing their reporting officers. Such persons are asked to observe home-quarantine as per the guidelines issued by MoH&FW, GoI.

The leave sanctioning authorities are advised to sanction leave whenever any request is made for self quarantine as a precautionary measure.

All employees, who are at higher risk particularly older employees, pregnant women and employees who have underlying medical conditions, are advised to take extra precautions.

All offices are further asked to stop the use of biometric devices.

Advisory to schools
Following the closure of all the educational institutions with effect from March 17, deputy commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K has issued guidelines in the interest of the students.
The guidelines are as follows:

  1. All schools to strictly follow the order issued by the Home department in regard to the closure of schools.
  2. All schools are advised to keep their school office open so as to enable dissemination of necessary information to the students from time to time.
  3. All teachers of the schools (both government and private) should be in their respective places of work and shall be engaged in awareness activities on Covid-19 in their respective localities. Further, teachers hailing from other states are directed not to travel out of the district.
  4. While conducting the scheduled examination (CBSE/ICSE), seating arrangement should be ensuring the physical distance of one meter among students.
  5. During the closure of schools, usage of e-learning by students and teachers should be encouraged (using online apps/tutorials, discussion/ learning through effective use of social media like WhatsApp, etc.)
  6. Teachers should make lesson plans and prepares strategies to manage their classes during this period so that they can efficiently manage their classes when the school re-open.
  7. Students are advised to keep up their reading habits and read their textbooks.
  8. Parents/ guardians are advised to keep their ward(s) within the safe environment of their houses by avoiding large gathering and public places.
  9. Students should also be taught on proper personal hygiene and social hygiene like hand washing etc. by parents/ guardians.
  10. All home tuitions stand suspended in the district till further orders.
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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2020 11:02:21 pm
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