Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony because of the spread of a new type of coronavirus transfers 20 thousand employees to remote operation, the Kyodo Company reported.
The regime will be in effect until the end of April. It applies to 20,000 employees across the country who are engaged in the production of televisions and semiconductors. New employees of the company, who were supposed to start working at the beginning of the financial year on April 1, were asked to stay at home and use the Internet to be acquainted with the work and undergo training. The company’s admission ceremony at its head office in Tokyo will also be canceled.
Despite calls from the government and local administrations, homework has not yet become widespread in Japan. In part, this may be because by mid-March, they managed to avoid an explosive growth of diseases with a new type of coronavirus and life began to return to its usual course. However, as the statistics of the last few days showed, this immediately affected a sharp increase in diseases, especially in Tokyo.
So far, 1,402 cases of domestic infection have been detected in Japan and 712 cases on the Diamond Princess Cruise ship, which was quarantined off the coast of Japan in February. 2114 people became ill, 57 people died, and 960 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals.