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ST rates S'pore's response to Covid-19: Changing work habits

The majority of workers now appreciate having the flexibility of choosing to work from home or the office. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - With safe distancing mandated during the height of the pandemic, businesses were forced to adapt and make the changes necessary for their employees to work from home if their job functions allowed it.

In fact, remote working became the default from the early stages, with then Manpower Minister Josephine Teo stressing in March 2020 that telecommuting was a critical part of safe distancing, particularly in workplaces.

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