Coronavirus Threat: Lawmakers Appeal To Private Sector To Have Employees Work From Home
WORK FROM HOME – Amidst the threat of the coronavirus, a Lawmaker from the Philippines made an appeal to the private sector to have their employees have the option to work from home.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday made the appeal following reports of the global death toll of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Currently, the outbreak of the virus has caused the death of over 1,000 people. Along with this, more than 42,500 have been infected with the virus.
According to an article from Inquirer, Senator Hontiveros stated:
Para sa mga empleyadong pwede namang ‘work from home,’ dapat may ganoong option
She added that if a commute would not be needed for an employee to work, they could take better care of their health at home.
In addition, the Senator encouraged employers to give necessary protective steps for their employees within the workplace.
Lalung-lalo na sa mga empleyadong nasa frontline at nasa maraming tao, kailangang i-provide ng kumpanya ang mga mahahalagang gamit kagaya ng mask at alcohol
She also cited that salesladies, cashier, and other employees under the service sector of a company should also be provided with protective gear.
In the Philippines, there have now been a total of 314 individuals under monitoring for suspected cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Meanwhile, there are some experts who believe that the actual number of infected in China is much more than what the state media has reported.
Along with this, a Chinese billionaire claimed that he had insider information that over 1.5 million people have already been infected in China. In addition, he claimed that more than 50,000 people had already died.
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