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COVID-19: Public Service Commission prepares flexible working schedule for staff

The Public Service Commission has introduced flexible working hours to ensure the safety of civil servants and stakeholders amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

This forms part of efforts to obey directives by the President regarding safety measures and protocols to be observed by the citizenry to combat COVID-19.

According to a statement, “pubic service organizations should prioritize the health of public officers, the clients, as well as the general public above any other considerations” from Tuesday, March 24.

“This should be done while ensuring that business continuity plans are put in place and operational in order to provide continuous delivery of valuable services to meet their organizational mandates and goals,” the statement added.

The Commission further urged all organizations to prepare their business continuity plans, taking into considerations some adjustments with leave options and working hours, and submit the plans to the heads of the various services.

Current number of  cases

Cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana have hit 27 while the death toll has increased to 2.

The Ghana Health Service confirmed the latest cases on its website.

A total of 521 suspected patients, according to the Ghana Health Service, were tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

“Out of the suspected, twenty-seven (27) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the twenty-five (25D) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the statement added.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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