The Advisor to Lt Governor, K.K. Sharma today directed the Industries Department to ensure that the industrial units engaged in production of essential commodities like food items and medicines, to follow the prescribed safety protocols to counter spread of COVID-19.

The Advisor was reviewing safety measures being put in place by the individual industrial units for the safety of the workers in consonance with the protocol already in vogue.

The Industries department is monitoring and providing the requisite logistic support to units engaged in production of essential commodities, which have resumed operations during last fortnight in consonance with the circular issued by the Union Government.

The Advisor said that it needs to be ensured that each industrial worker, including security and administrative employees at unit sites are wearing a mask at all times-while inside the unit at work, outside and during commuting from place of stay to factory site.

He further directed the officers to ensure that owners are asked to provide masks compulsorily to workers. Cloth (stitched) masks can be used, as well, which are being made by JK Handlooms Corporation, JK KVIB and can be sourced by the industrial units, he added.

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