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COVID-19 threat: Delhi suspends biometric attendance

COVID-19 threat: Delhi suspends biometric attendance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 March 2020 8:04 AM GMT

New Delhi: With the number of coronavirus cases rising in the country, the Delhi government on Thursday suspended biometric attendance in its offices.

Through a circular, Deputy Secretary of the Delhi government Promila Mitra has asked all Deputy Secretaries and Section Officers to “Kindly get biometric attendance of all officers/officials of your department suspended till further orders in view of the coronavirus threat, which causes respiratory infection and is contagious and can also spread via touch of common objects.”

It refers to the source of order as the Special Secretary of Delhi’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Coronavirus, named COVID-19 by the WHO, has infected over 90,000 people across the globe. The outbreak of the new strain of viruses was reported from China. It spread to more than 60 countries and now has entered India with 29 positive cases, including one in Delhi. (IANS)

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