Covid-19: Ministers Resume Offices as Nation awaits PM Modi

Following the directions of PM Modi, on Monday morning, Union ministers and top officials returned to their offices to improve the economy. Last month the government had provided work from home protocols to combat the spread of Covid-19.


by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 14:11 IST

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Minister of State- Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda were among the early office-goers today. Before their arrival, they were tested with temperature weaponry. In addition, at the entrance, their vehicles were also sanitised.

Officials said PM Modi had asked ministers to start operating from the office, in an attempt to instill trust among the people that government establishments are limping back to normal.

Speculations, on the other hand, are rife that the government will prolong the ongoing lockdown until the end of this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested after a virtual meeting with at least 13 chief ministers on Saturday that the nationwide lockout would be extended.

Speaking to a news portal, one of the Union ministers, on condition of anonymity, told that on April 14, when the current spell of the lockout, billed as the world's biggest shutdown ends, PM Modi called a stakeholder meeting at the central level. Protection Status