Malaysia urges firms to return to WFH arrangements
The Malaysian government is calling on businesses to return to work-from-home arrangements where possible to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases.
“My message to Malaysian employers is that although we are confident that we can weather the Omicron wave, and the effect is not as bad as the Delta wave, it is best to be careful and take precautionary measures,” said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, noting that such measures are key to prevent the number of cases from escalating further.
“Therefore, where possible, face-to-face or physical meetings can be avoided for now. The ministry strongly recommends employers to encourage work from home or remote working,” he said at a press conference, according to the New Straits Times.
The health ministry noted that the current infectious rate of COVID-19 in the country is higher, and most likely caused by the Omicron variant.
“Take your booster dose, practice 3W (Wash, Wear, Warn) and avoid 3C (Crowded Places, Confined Spaces, Close Conversation), ensure good ventilation and adhere to the SOPs to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection,” it said.