After months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bangalore’s business establishments will emerge as the city’s civic body allowed them to operate with multiple runners, including regular testing and staff vaccination .
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said: “Given the drop in daily COVID-19 infections in the city, the government of Karnataka has allowed most commercial establishments to operate. , provided you adhere to all COVID-19. protocols. “
In issuing a circular, Gupta said it was essential that staff in shops, industries, hotels, restaurants and offices do not become infected with Covid-19 and subsequently spread the virus to customers and those who visit these places. In this regard, it made the screening and vaccination of staff compulsory for the employer.
The BBMP chief said: “The employer must ensure the vaccination of 100% of its staff either in the government, at the BBMP vaccination center or in a private hospital at the employer’s expense.” He said at least one vaccination dose must be met for employees by August. to finish.
Employees must keep proof of their immunization status at their place of work and must produce it as and when requested. The company’s chief commissioner said BBMP Marshals and health officials will be allowed to enter these premises during working hours to verify compliance starting September 1.
“Any violation in this regard will be punishable and also punishable under Article 188 of the Indian Penal Code. This circular comes into force with immediate effect, ”Gupta said.
Business establishments were closed when the second wave hit the state in April this year and worsened in May and June. During the COVID peak in mid-May, the state was reporting more than 50,000 cases per day. Half of the cases have been reported in Bangalore.
Meanwhile, Karnataka recorded 1,224 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the number of cases to 29.42 lakh, while 22 deaths brought the toll to 37,206.
The day also saw 1,668 people released, bringing the total number of recoveries to 28,8,5,700. Active Covid-19 cases stood at 19,318, according to a Ministry of Health bulletin. Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 309 cases and three deaths.
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