Unlocking Kerala: Govt Offices to Function With Half Capacity, Work From Home for Service Sector

The Kerala government has modified the guidelines for easing the ongoing lockdown and allowed the state government offices to function with up to 50 percent capacity from 7 June. The new set of guidelines also permitted morning walks from 5 am to 7 am and evening walks from 7 pm to 9 pm.

According to the guidelines, “All Central and state government departments, including PSUs, corporations, autonomous organisations, commissions etc. may function with up to 50 per cent staff from 7 June onwards on a rotation basis.”

It further said, “While industrial establishments and manufacturing centres are permitted, service sector shall be permitted to function with work-from-home employees only.”

Earlier on Saturday, the Kerala government had extended the lockdown restrictions till 9 June in all its districts as the state on Monday logged 12,300 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 24,96,554, while the toll climbed to 8,815 with 174 deaths. The test positivity rate came down to 13.77 per cent.