Published: 04th March 2020
Techies must take permission to leave country, govt issues advisory amid Coronavirus scare
This was issued as an advisory by Jawaid Akhtar, Additional secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department to IT/BT companies
Any passengers who have visited countries in the last 14 days and come to Karnataka, he/she has to self intimate the health department. If he/she has to travel again from Bengaluru to other countries, they have to take permission from the Health Department or have to intimate concerned officials.
This was issued as an advisory by Jawaid Akhtar, Additional secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department to IT/BT companies on Wednesday.
"Those employees having flu like symptoms may be allowed to work from home with advice of standard hand hygiene and cough etiquette. Avoid non-essential travel to COVID-19 affected countries and refrain from travel to China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Italy, Japan and Iran," he said.
"Employees other than those restricted countries arriving directly or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Hong Kog, Iran, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailan, Singapore, Taiwan, UAE and Qatar must undergo medical screening at airport entry," he added.
He has advised putting of hand rub dispensers (alcohol based) in prominent places and provide access to places where staff can wash their hands with soap and water.