PUNE: A new work environment awaits 10% of organizations that work in their offices on Mondays.
Beyond the primary health screening with pulse oximeter and infrared thermometer readings, every employer, employee and visitor will have to be on guard to avoid any further propagation of the Covid-19.
Pune Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad told TOI on Sunday that while they were allowing private offices to operate, they should ensure that they take proper care before starting.
“The steps for early detection of any positive Covid-19 cases along with prevention of spread will be the responsibility of the office management,” he said.
Autorickshaws are expected to ply for essential reasons but PMPML buses will stay off the roads in Pune Municipal Corporation limits.
Offices across the city had started cleaning up for the arrival of their employees. “We will work in rotation with minimum manpower each day. We have advised employees to use masks and install sanitizers at their work stations. A businessman from the Deccan region said, “We will not hold many meetings with outsiders and will hold virtual meetings at outside meetings.”
For people like Kedar Widow, senior manager at an agricultural products company, Monday will be a fresh start in the reconstruction business.
“We are working from office after a long time. Our business had come to a standstill and our first goal would be to bring back the customer base. We have 163 employees and this will have to be worked out with a minimum of robustness.