Coronavirus Outbreak: Exams cancelled, 50% govt officials to work from home in Assam
GUWAHATI | MARCH 21, 2020:
Amid coronavirus outbreak, Assam government has cancelled all the examination in the state till March 31 and has also directed 50 per cent government employees to work from home as a measure to help stop the spread of the virus.
Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the state government has taken preventive measures to keep a check on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
He said that all examinations in the state have been cancelled till March 31. Apart from this, 50 per cent employees of the government departments will work from home on a rotation basis from March 21. This rotational system will be continued till March 31. But the employees of the essential services including health, fire brigade, police etc, will have to continue their duties regularly. There will be no leave for the employees of health department including ministers.
Himanta Biswa Sarma further said that the state government has also decided to shut all crowded areas in the state in the next 48 hours to stop mass gatherings.