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.