India gets ready for war against corona

Even as the Centre has asked the States to take a string of measures to check the spread of coronavirus in India, the Karnataka government has advised Bengaluru-based companies to allow their employees to work from home if they have flu-like symptoms.

'Those employees having flu like symptoms may beallowed to work from home with advice of standard hand hygiene and cough etiquette,' the Health Department said in its advisory.

It asked people to avoid non-essential travel to COVID-19 affected countries and refrain from travel to China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Italy and Japan.

'Employees other than those restricted countries arriving directly or indirectly from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, Hong Kong, Maccau, Veitnam, Malaysia,Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, the UAE and Qatar must undergo medical screening at airport entry,' the advisory read.