Tamil Nadu government on Monday issued an order stating that state government employees will have to work for six working days in order to complete the pending official assignments. The government has ordered that offices will have to function with 50 percent staff due to the spread of the coronavirus. 

TN Chief Secretary in his circular has stated that all state government employees must be present in their respective offices at 10:30AM. The order added that a report about the arrival of the employees must be submitted everyday at the Employees and Administrative Reforms department.

Economy has been severely hit in the state as well as the nation losing on crores of revenue due to the nationwide lockdown imposed in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than eight lakh people testing positive with over 23,000 deaths linked to the disease, as per the Ministry of Health and Welfare. 

The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak has been highly visible across Tamil Nadu as well as there have been 1,38,470 positive cases in the state with the toll standing at 1,966 for the number of deaths to date. There were 4,244 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Tamil Nadu on Sunday with 68 deaths reported linked to the disease. There have been 3617 new recoveries and discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered people to 89,532 in Tamil Nadu. 

Chennai has been the worst-affected in the state with 77,338 cases reported to date from the district alone while Madurai is slowly registering more number of cases per day with 319 new cases popping up on Sunday taking the total to 6078. At present, the total number of active cases in entire Tamil Nadu stands at 46,969 while the number of active cases in Chennai alone stands at 17,469.