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Coronavirus: Business continuity plans kick in with split ops, video calls

An employee getting his temperature checked before entering Suntec City yesterday. Some firms have also cancelled large-scale internal meetings such as training sessions, seminars and workshops. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
An employee getting his temperature checked before entering Suntec City yesterday. Some firms have also cancelled large-scale internal meetings such as training sessions, seminars and workshops.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Firms in critical services implement strictest measures; some SMEs find it hard to split ops

Business continuity measures started to kick in for employees returning to work yesterday following the Government's decision to elevate Singapore's disease outbreak response to the coronavirus situation from "yellow" to "orange" last Friday.

These include getting employees to work from split sites, from home and on split shifts, with organisations in critical service sectors implementing the strictest measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'Business continuity plans kick in with split ops, video calls'. Print Edition | Subscribe