After withdrawing Covid restrictions on weekend, the Kerala government on Tuesday decided to restore Saturdays as working days. “All employees are instructed to report for duty (on Saturdays) accordingly,” said an order issued by the Disaster Management Department.
On 4 August, all government offices, quasi government, public sector units, companies, autonomous bodies and commissions were allowed to work from Monday to Friday with full attendance. After assessing the present COVID-19 scenario and the restrictions imposed in the State to contain the same.
Kerala reported 15,058 new cases on monday, almost half of what the state was recording just a week ago. The daily new cases for few days were in 25-32 thousand range, accounting for nearly 70% of total cases recorded in the country. On 9 September, the Union Health Ministry said that nearly 68% of total Covid cases in the last 7 days were from Kerala.
During a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 43,263 coronavirus cases were reported in last 24 hours, over 32,000 were from Kerala.