mandag 10. februar 2020

Working from home, temperature checks and quarantines: How China's companies are trying to get back to business

China is slowly getting back to work on Monday after the deadly coronavirus outbreak forced many parts of the country to extend the Lunar New Year holiday by more than a week. But it's still far from business as usual in the world's second-largest economy.

Officials have issued varied guidance on what companies should be doing as the public holiday comes to an end for much of China and millions return to their place of work. Many districts are asking companies to check the temperature of workers who come to the office. Other instructions are more specific, including one from a district in Shenzhen that asks businesses with lots of migrant workers to set up quarantine areas for employees returning from "infected zones." That's created a patchwork approach to working during the public health crisis.