The Government of Karnataka vide order no. Kae 572 TNR 2020, dated 18th January 2021 has directed that workers who are down with the Covid-19 virus, as well as those who are their primary contacts, are entitled to paid leave for the entire duration of being quarantined.
This order is deemed to be effective right from the day the state went under lockdown, this stays effective for workers of both sectors, organized as well as unorganized.
Kindly refer to the notification for more details.
The state government on Wednesday told the Karnataka high court that employees/workers in the organised and unorganised sectors, who had contracted Covid-19 or primary contacts of infected persons are entitled to full [paid leave] for the entire isolation/ quarantine period.
As on date the quarantine period by ICMR is 14 days and hence this is applicable subsiding the previous 28 days of leaves.
And this is only for People infected not for taking care of infected family members (for which Org, can come up with a separate policy).
And this applicable to all industries across the state being a disaster management act.