The Human Resources Ministry is mulling the possibility of extending the working from home (WFH) concept for the public and private sectors with full pay, beyond the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to its minister M Saravanan, however, the sectors that will be considered to adapt the work culture will be based on those which have previously successfully implemented the concept.

The level of sincerity of staff who are allowed to work from home by their companies will also be a deciding factor, Astro Awani quoted the minister saying.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had earlier directed the Public Service Department and the Human Resources Ministry to evalue the possibility of expanding WFH facilities to the public and private sectors with full pay for those who care for sick family members and for men who support their wives in taking care of newborns.

Currently, the WFH directive remains in force in many sectors and companies nationwide, although the country has moved away from the MCO stage, into the Conditional MCO (CMCO) version, following the fall in COVID-19 cases in the country.

As of yesterday, there have been 316,269 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 1,186 deaths.

The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus have exceeded 118 million, and 2.6 million, respectively.

Source: Astro Awani
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