Guidelines for prevention of pandemic spread by Ministry of Health during ease in lockdown.

With the easing of the lockdown, the Health Ministry issued guidelines for the prevention of the pandemic’s spread in office and other workplaces with shared spaces such as corridors, elevators and stairs, parking places, cafeteria, meeting rooms and conference halls, where infection can spread fast among officials, staffs and visitors.

The Ministry has recommended physical distancing of at least one metre to be followed at all times. Face covers/masks are mandatory, frequent hand washing (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty and use of alcohol based hand sanitisers (for at least 20 seconds) are prescribed.

Respiratory etiquette should be strictly followed. “This involves the strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues properly and self monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest,” said the Ministry