Thiruvananthapuram: The State government has ordered 100% attendance in its offices forthwith. However, employees who report for work should abide by the COVID-19 protocol strictly.
The order issued on Tuesday by Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta was perceived as a bid by the government to restore normalcy.
Mehta said the lockdown regulations had severely hit the Secretariat and other government offices. The order would also apply to State-owned public sector units.
The quarantine period for visitors from other States and abroad has been reduced from 14 days to seven days.
Visitors should subject themselves to COVID-19 test after the seven-day quarantine period.
If tested negative, further quarantine of seven days is optional and not mandatory. However, a 14-day quarantine period is desirable as per health protocol.
Those who do not get tested have to observe quarantine for 14 days.
In-house dining in hotels and restaurants will be permitted.