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Coronavirus makes China the largest ‘work from home’ country in the world

Coronavirus Makes China The Largest 'work From Home' Country In The World

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, most Chinese companies allowed their employees to work from home to avoid spreading the disease.

Due to the outbreak of corona virus, about 60% of companies in major Chinese cities have not reopened their offices since the Chinese New Year holiday.

Due to disease, ‘work from home’ is still the first choice of office workers.

Many people think this is the largest home-working experiment in the world with millions of accounts participating every day.

Coronavirus Makes China The Largest 'work From Home' Country In The World 2All activities in China were delayed in the first months of the year. Photo: SCMP

Earlier, the Lunar New Year holiday, which ended on January 30, was extended for a few days. All schools across the country are closed until further notice.

At least 24 of the 31 provinces and cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, recommend businesses not to be open until February 10.

According to Zhong Nanshan, China’s leading respiratory disease expert, the number of cases nationwide began to decline after February 15.

“Despite the outbreak in the city of Wuhan, we have not recorded similar cases elsewhere,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to China’s largest search engine, Baidu, the number of “remote-working” keyword searches increased by 6.25 times in just the past three weeks. This surge is due to companies trying to find ways to minimize work disruptions by organizing online work.

Coronavirus Makes China The Largest 'work From Home' Country In The World 3Authorities closely monitor the health of everyone. Photo: SCMP

Baidu also said that the number of users using Baidu Pan, an application similar to Google Drive, increased by 50% in February. Guangdong Province is the leader in using telecommunications platforms most often, followed by Jiangsu and Shandong.

Currently, some sectors such as education, telecommunications technology and health care services have reopened before the decline of Covid-19 cases.

The cities of Shenyang, Qingdao and Shanghai pioneered the issue, with more than a third of government offices reopening this week.

“Our forecast is similar to that of some other competent experts abroad, and we believe the disease will basically be under control in April,” Zhong said.

Coronavirus Makes China The Largest 'work From Home' Country In The World 4Some Chinese provinces have begun to apply immigration restrictions on people from South Korea and Japan. Photo: SCMP

The total number of people infected with Covid-19 to date in China is more than 78,800. The number of deaths recorded on February 26 was 29 – the lowest since January 28, and down nearly half from the 52 deaths on February 25.

Some Chinese provinces have begun to apply immigration restrictions on people from South Korea or Japan, including Chinese nationals. These people will be required to quarantine within 14 days.


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