[Seoul Yonhap News]It was revealed on the 7th that companies are strengthening infection prevention measures and expanding telecommuting in response to the rapid increase in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in South Korea. According to the business community, the epidemic prevention authorities have begun to consider the implementation of the fourth stage of the highest level of infection prevention measures “securing social distance”, minimizing meetings, dinners, business trips, etc., and the ratio of working from home The number of companies expanding the number of companies is increasing. In the electronics industry, Samsung Electronics has called on its employees to comply with epidemic prevention guidelines through its internal network. A company official explained that he emphasized compliance with basic epidemic prevention rules such as wearing masks and washing hands, and called on employees to thoroughly manage their physical condition. The company also urges employees to refrain from activities at risk of infection, such as business trips, dinners and training. If the situation worsens in the future, the company plans to consider strengthening its internal epidemic prevention guidelines. Nearly 30% of people in Japan received the first dose of the new coronavirus vaccine, and the Tokyo metropolitan area was planning to shift to new infection prevention measures that eased measures from the 1st of this month. The companies that were preparing are withdrawing these policies one after another in response to the surge in infected people. LG Electronics planned to reduce the percentage of teleworkers from 40% to more than 20% from the 1st of this month. However, due to the surge in infected people, the epidemic prevention authorities postponed the implementation of new infection control measures for a week, and the company also stopped reducing telecommuting. The company has decided to maintain its internal guidelines, such as keeping 40% of clerical employees working from home and refraining from business trips in Japan and overseas and limiting the number of trainees to 20. In the construction industry, DL NEC has previously maintained the percentage of teleworkers at 30% of its headquarters employees, but from the 1st of this month, authorities announced a policy to ease infection control measures in the metropolitan area. , Was considering easing the ratio of working from home. However, following the recent re-strengthening of the authorities’ guidelines due to the re-expansion of the infection, it has decided to increase the percentage of teleworkers to 50% of the employees at the head office from the 8th. Hanwha Construction has also reduced the percentage of teleworkers from 30% to 10% following the mitigated measures from the 1st of this month, but is considering measures to raise the percentage again. The aviation industry will also strengthen telecommuting by re-expanding the new Corona. However, about half of the employees are already on leave, and the scale of new employees working from home is not expected to be large. Currently, Korean Air is considering measures to expand telecommuting for employees working in office buildings in Seoul. According to epidemic prevention officials, 1212 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the country in the 24 hours until midnight on the 7th. It was the second highest number of new infections per day in the past. With the full-scale summer vacation season ahead, the scale of infected people is likely to grow further. Authorities are considering measures to raise the level of “securing social distance”, which was reorganized into stages 1 to 4, to the highest level, stage 4, if the spread of the infection does not subside in the next few days.