COVID-19: Kerala revokes special leaves to employees

The government has decided to allow seven-day work from home instead of seven-day special casual leave for Covid positive employees.

Published: 18th March 2022 02:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2022 07:01 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to allow seven-day work from home instead of seven-day special casual leave for Covid positive employees.

The employees who are not eligible for the work from home option will get five-day special leave that includes holidays as well. The employees shall take an antigen test after five days and attend office if the result is negative.

If they continue to remain positive they can avail two days of other eligible leave and attend office the next day, according to the order issued by the Disaster Management Department.

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The order shall be applicable to employees working in government, semi-government, public sector units and private institutions.

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