The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

COVID-19: Afghan government announces new working hours

By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: A special meeting, chaired by the country’s Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, was held to set a new work program for both the governmental and non-governmental organizations in the country, said a statement from his office Saturday.
The meeting which was attended by the heads of governmental and non-governmental organizations resolved that to avoid further outbreak of the coronavirus disease, the administrations should arrange their work plans based on two shifts following even and odd days of a week and from 7 am till 1 pm, the statement said.
Under the meeting resolution, financial and banking workers and money exchangers are excepted from the said work plan and instructed to continue their works besides taking the advices of the ministry of public health serious.
At the meeting, this was also discussed that authorized representatives from the ministry of labor and social affairs, ministry of public health, Kabul governor, representatives of the private sector and the office of the president special representative for economic and trade expansion and reduction of poverty to provide the private sector work rules in a joint meeting and present to the next meeting for finalization, according to the statement.
Acting minister of work and social affairs Sayed Anwar Sadat said the procedure was set for both the governmental and non-governmental organizations to prevent further outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
The procedure was instructed to be practiced by the ministry of labor and social affairs, after it was approved by the meeting members, the statement added.
Representatives of the education and higher education ministries have also shared their views about the resumption of the lessons and holding entrance exams for universities and have been asked to talk on the issue in a joint meeting with the related organs including the ministry of labor and social affairs and share their opinions with the next meeting in order to take final decision.
Needed preparation by the national entrance exam administration, has also been instructed to be taken for holding the entrance exam, the statement further said.
Domestic and foreign flights have also been said to be arranged based on the national and international health procedures, the statement said.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.