Wuhan virus: Isolated cubicles, home quarantine at some workplaces

Companies also screening staff travel history among various measures to keep virus at bay

Marina Bay Sands staff wearing masks while attending to hotel guests. At firms like OCBC Bank, masks are distributed to all front-line staff. The cleaning regime in common areas is also being stepped up.
Marina Bay Sands staff wearing masks while attending to hotel guests. At firms like OCBC Bank, masks are distributed to all front-line staff. The cleaning regime in common areas is also being stepped up. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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Companies are taking steps like introducing separate work areas for employees who have recently travelled to China to ensure the Wuhan virus does not find its way to their workplaces.

Regular temperature screenings have also been put in place, while some firms are offering paid leave to their employees.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2020, with the headline Wuhan virus: Isolated cubicles, home quarantine at some workplaces. Subscribe