KARACHI: The Health Department of Sindh has issued an advisory for offices to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the lockdown is going to eased and some sectors of the economy will be opening up.
Although Sindh Chief Minister said that the lockdown is going to continue and enter a second phase where more restrictions will be placed, there will be some exceptions and certain sectors allowed to operate.
The following advisory has been issued by the Health Department of Sindh for offices:
The Administration of the respective departments shall ensure effective disinfection of all the offices three times in a week especially surfaces of installations, chairs, tables and doors.
All staff shall wear the mask. The Administration shall ensure that all staff is provided with mask to wear.
The thermal guns shall be provided at entrance of the department for screening of all officers’ and employees’ body temperatures. No person with fever, cough, flu, shortness of breath and body pain shall be allowed to enter into the office premises.
Crowding of people shall strictly be avoided. Every person may be counseled for keeping a distance of 1 meter (3 feet) for seating. Social Distancing messages must be pasted and practiced everywhere.
All persons including staff with cough, flu, body ache or shortness of breath and elderly people more than 50 years and with co-morbidity like diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases, allergic, asthmatic and immune-compromised state are advised to remain at home.
All staff of essential services and designated/notified offices from time to time shall remain on duty and/or on call during the course of global emergency of COVID-19.
All employees with travel history abroad are advised to ensure strict quarantine at home and social distancing for prevention of spread of COVID-19.
All persons at offices must perform hand hygiene frequently with soap and water or a hand sanitize, The Administration shall install santzers within office premises and shall ensure refilling on daily basis.
The employees should strictly be advised to cover their nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing with your flexed elbow or use a tissue. Dispose the tissue immediately after use. Please avoid spitting and avoid touching your face. The same employee may be advised for home quarantine and testing for COVID-19.
All the employees should also be advised not to smoke.
There should be no office visit by any public during this emergency. However, in case of any public complaint, online public complaint portal should be circulated in mass media.