Coronavirus: Quarantine officers, their families having foreign travel history

Srinagar

Government on Friday directed all administrative secretaries, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to ensure to quarantine all officers and their relatives who have a foreign history since March 1, 2020.

According to government circular No.09-JK(GAD) of 2020,  the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected most countries of the World. Though only a small number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are reported in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, but keeping in view the nature of the virus and apprehensions of its spreading, there is a need to take preventive measures to stop its spread.

“The virus mainly spreads through Social Contacts and Social gathering as and when a person comes in contact with those who are infected. In this context, contact with persons having a foreign travel history is to be controlled/ discouraged till their quarantine is over,” reads the circular.

“A large number of Government employees or their relatives have foreign travel history and need to first undergo a quarantine,” it reads.

“Therefore, all the Administrative Secretaries/Divisional Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners/Heads of the Departments are directed to ensure the quarantine of all such officers/officials or their relatives who have a foreign travel history since 01.03.2020, before they resume their duties,” reads the circular issued by GAD.

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