Publisher switches to remote work after virus scare

Local | 18 Mar 2020 11:16 am

The South China Morning Post has shut its offices including its headquarters in Causeway Bay due to a coronavirus scare, but operations are continuing, RTHK reports.

The English daily said it is closing down its offices in Times Square and South Island Place after a freelance reporter working for its journal for students tested positive for the coronavirus. The Young Post reporter was last in the office at Times Square on Monday, it said.

The publication said all employees will be working from home while the offices are shut down for deep cleansing and disinfection.

It said the online and print editions of the paper will continue to function.

On Wednesday morning, some employees were seen arriving at the office to recover things before cleaning workers moved in to start their work.

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