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Why it’s important to take sick leave even when working from home

  • While working at home offers flexibility to employees and employers, it can also encourage more people to work when they’re sick.
  • Alison Collins, a researcher who specializes in occupational and work psychology, says this mentality can have negative consequences and might worsen your physical and mental health later on.
  • Companies should be aware of potential health risks and encourage employees to log off, rest, and take time to fully recover when they’re sick. 
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The dramatic rise in working from home due to coronavirus looks likely to become a permanent feature for many organizations, at least for part of the week. But while this brings many benefits to both employees and employers, it’s also likely to lead to more people working while ill. This is not good for people’s health in the long term and will require companies to actively encourage their employees to

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Sick of staying home: China expects a Golden Week tourism rebound

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China expects a significant rebound in domestic travel over the upcoming Golden Week holiday after the sector was pummelled by the novel coronavirus for months, with some flights selling out and travel platforms reporting a surge in hotel bookings.

Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk at the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing, China September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The pent-up demand is fuelling optimism the Chinese travel industry has reached a turning point, with hopes the eight-day holiday from Oct. 1 will supercharge a tentative pickup seen in recent months, even as some trepidation over the virus lingers.

China’s resurgent travel industry offers a striking contrast to business in some other parts of Asia as well as in the United States and Europe, where the novel coronavirus is still circulating and gatherings are restricted.

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