COVID-19: PHQ issues set of instructions, officials to attend duties on alternate weeks

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By KNO on 22/03/2020.

COVID-19: PHQ issues set of instructions, officials to attend duties on alternate weeks

Thermal scanners to be installed at entry points of police offices


Srinagar, Mar 21: Amid prevailing scare of Coronavirus, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters on Saturday issued a set of instructions for police offices across the Union Territory, directing for installation of thermal scanners in police offices, whereas police personnel have also been asked to attend their duties on alternate week basis.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the set of instructions was issued by Additional Director General of Police (Coordination), SJM Gillani.

In the 19-point instructions, the concerned officers have been directed to install thermal scanners at the entry points of police offices as feasible while placing hand sanitizers have been made mandatory.

The officers have also been asked to discourage entry of visitors with routine issue of visitors be suspended with immediate effect.

The police officers have also been asked to hold meetings through video conferences, avoid unnecessary official travel, ensuring availability of hand sanitizers, soaps and running water in police institutions, distribution of protective gears among cops and especially those who are engaged directly in COVI-19 duty.

“It have also been directed that police personnel who have travelled abroad and have returned back by or after 15th February be sent on 14 days compulsory quarantine,” it added.

Besides, police personnel who have met their relatives having foreign travel history after 15th February should voluntarily inform such contact to the concerned supervisory officers and be put for compulsory quarantine, advisory added

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