Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) Government offices opened in Jharkhand on Monday amid lockdown 2. The relaxation has been given in green areas.
As per government instructions only 33 percent of the total staff will attend office. The third and fourth grade employees will be given duties on rotation so that social distancing can be maintained in offices. At the main secretariat of the state in Ranchi, the staff and officers were given hand sanitizers while thermal screening is also being done.
The relaxation has not been given in the red zones Ranchi and Bokaro. People in the non-red zone areas came on to the roads in large numbers. In steel city Jamshedpur, a traffic jam like situation prevailed during relaxation.
Despite government instructions for social distancing people were seen violating the guidelines.
With 7 more people testing positive including six from Ranchi and one from Simdega the total number of coronavirus patients in Jharkhand increased to 41.
District wise, Ranchi has 24 confirmed coronavirus cases which includes 2 foreigners, Bokaro 9, Hazaribagh 2, Koderma 1, Giridih 1, Simdega 2 and Dhanbad 2. Out of these 41 cases 39 are active while 2 are dead.