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The Government of India has asked state governments to enforce work-from-home for private-sector employees except those working in emergency/essential services.

Prime Minister Modi's statement confirms that the government has asked all states to work-from-home except for those working in emergency services.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 8 pm on 19 March 2020. He mentioned the issues related to the coronavirus and the efforts to combat it. He said that the government has instructed states to implement work-from-home rules for all private-sector employees, except necessary services.

The press release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website encourages the private sector organizations or employers to allow employees to work from home wherever possible. Meetings, as far as feasible, shall be done through video conferences.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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