STELCO to fine employees violating HPA guidelines

A road in Male', Maldives | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) has released a circular regarding the company’s regulations towards the current Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines stating that employees who violate the guidelines will be fined.

The circular released by the company stated that as STELCO is a 24 hour service company, quarantining or isolation of any staff may lead to issues in the functioning of the company, which is why all staff of the company are instructed to abide by the guidelines set by HPA against the ongoing pandemic.

STELCO further stated that these regulations implemented by the company are in no why related to the carelessness of the employees, but rather taken as a protective measure. They stated that a power outage for even a little while may cause huge problems for some people and shortage of staff during such a situation will not enable the company to function properly.

In addition to this, the company noted that even now, there are some employers who violate HPA guidelines. They also highlighted that there are a few positive cases in some of their departments currently, and that some employees are also in quarantine.

HPA and health officials also advise the public to keep following the guidelines implemented against Covid-19 to minimize the spread of the virus as much as possible. While strict protective measures have been implemented in the capital city Malé, there has been a notable surge in the number of daily positive cases.