Opt For Four-Day Working Week, Not Weekend Lockdown: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav mentioned emergency companies ought to function around the clock on all days. (File)

Samajwadi Social gathering chief Akhilesh Yadav requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to implement a four-day working week to include the coronavirus pandemic as an alternative of imposing a stricter lockdown on weekends.

He, nevertheless, mentioned emergency companies ought to function around the clock on all days.

His response got here on a day when the authorities determined to impose stricter curbs throughout the state from coming Saturday amid a spike in an infection circumstances.

Further Chief Secretary (Residence and Data) Awanish Awasthi has mentioned that the restrictions will stay in place no less than for July.

“As an alternative of imposing a lockdown on weekends, the federal government ought to implement a four-day workweek system in view of the COVID-19 unfold and it ought to be for an extended interval,” Mr Yadav mentioned.

“The federal government ought to think about growing the effectivity of the workforce and develop a brand new work tradition in order that nothing is affected,” he added.

The Samajwadi Social gathering chief mentioned whereas Monday to Thursday ought to be working days, the closure ought to be efficient from Friday to Sunday. “It won’t solely examine the unfold of the virus but in addition assist folks think about their well being,” he mentioned.

The coronavirus tally in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 35,000-mark after the state recorded the best single-day spike of 1,403 circumstances on Saturday, a senior official mentioned.

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