COVID-19: Centre allays apprehensions of action against some manufacturing firms
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COVID-19: Centre allays apprehensions of action against some manufacturing firms

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Chandigarh, Apr 24: The Union Government has allayed some apprehensions raised in the media and by some manufacturing companies after the operationalization of consolidated guidelines which was issued on April 15 to mitigate the hardships to the public, allowed certain activities to be resumed after April 20.

An official spokesman on Friday said that the Union Home Secretary, in a recent letter to the States wrote that there is no clause in the consolidated guidelines which empowers the states to take legal actions against the company including imprisonment of CEO and sealing of factory premises in case a COVID-19 positive employee is found in the factory.

It states that subject to the compliance with the SOP on social distancing, no fresh license or statutory approval is required for resumption of permitted activities during lockdown. A spurt in economic activities can be noticed in the states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh across the region. MORE (UNI)

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