He said workers in pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other businesses had made an heroic effort to prepare for reopening. “The success of these businesses, the livelihoods of those who rely on them, and ultimately the economic health of the whole country is dependent on every single one of us acting responsibly,” he said. “We must not let them down.” Police said they were “absolutely prepared” for the pubs reopening. … [Read more...] about Pubs, hairdressers, amateur cricket: England’s lockdown eases
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HurdlesHe said the government had repeatedly thrown insurmountable hurdles before the expatriates aspiring to return home from the high-risk epidemic hotspots. It made COVID-19 free medical certification mandatory for those aspiring to return home. The decision shocked the non-resident Keralite community. … [Read more...] about Govt. let down expatriates: Oppn.
Among many challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic, the migrant crisis due to lockdown had put huge pressure on public administrators across the country. However, many of them turned this crisis into opportunities to explore people's hidden potential and map them according to availability of resources in their areas. The case in point is the northern district of Bihar - Sitamarhi. Over the last three months, the in-flow of migrant workers coming to the district has been one of the biggest crises that 2014-batch IAS officer Abhilasha Kumari Sharma had to mitigate.For Sharma, who is currently serving as the Sitamarhi District Magistrate, the challenge was to ensure the smooth movement of workers, their records keeping and tracking for regular health check-up, vehicle management, movement by trains, stay in quarantine centre, treatment of covid positive cases and providing job opportunities to those returned.Thanks to technology and proper planning, the crisis was turned into an opportunity … [Read more...] about How this young IAS officer turned migrant crisis into opportunity for Sitamarhi