The Council of Ministers has passed decisions for federal government employees to work from home effective March 25, 2020, until further notification.
The measure has been taken to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, said the Council in a statement after holding an extraordinary session this morning.
“Employees who will work from home will be selected based on criteria to be set by each Ministry and communicated with their workforce,” the Council said in a statement.
During this period, employees working from home are expected to be accessible for tasks that require their contribution, the statement added.
The Council also announced the establishment of a sub-committee, in addition to the COVID-19 Ministerial Committee, to coordinate efforts to address the pandemic.
The Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, stressed adherence to all measures drawn by the federal government on COVID-19.