Gurugram: The district administration on tuesday issued an advisory asking all multinationL companies, corporates and IT companies allow their employees to work from home until March 31, in the larger publice interest, to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier, on Sunday, the Haryana government closed all public and private schools, movie halls, clubs, pubs amd banned gatherings of more than 200 people. The advisory read:"In compliance of the Haryana Epidemic disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020 dates 11.03.2020 notified under Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, all MNC, IT Firms, Industries, Corporate Offices situated in district Gurugram are advised to allow their officer/employees to work from their home till 31st March, 2020 with immediate effect to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 in larger public interest". This advisory comes a day after Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar asked private companies to allow their employees to work from home, wherever possible. While the district administration made it clear that this advisory is not mandatory, officials of a number of companies in the city said that they have already made arrangements so that their employees can work from home. A spokesperson for a major IT company said that there would be a few exceptions to the work from home rule as financial technology firms and those operating businesses on heavy equipment have to operate from offices.
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