Ecuador’s emergency management authorities on Sunday announced an extension of work from home order for government employees due to an increase in COVID-19 infections.
Teleworking will be continued until April 13 for government employees to ensure provision of public services and to avoid inconvenience to citizens, said the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) which manages the health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the date of the reopening of offices will be subject to the COE’s evaluation based on the epidemiological situation in the country.
Teleworking also applies to employees in the education sector, but the schools reopening with approved pilot programs will be exempt from the order.
Work from home measures have been in force in the public sectors since March 2020 when the pandemic started in the nation.
As of Sunday, Ecuador has reported a total of 302,221 COVID-19 cases with 11,446 deaths.