work from home
Parental stress and maternal burnout lurk around the corner as mothers struggle to balance family, work and chores with little or no time at all for personal activities.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says this is to encourage shared responsibility and increase women's work productivity.
Many companies say they are ready to continue the work from home trend although the traditional office space may never completely disappear.
Intelligence work often must be done in special locations which are protected from outside eavesdropping and cannot be done from home.
Rising costs of childcare mean families will need extended assistance.
Critics of the government's work from home order should understand that its hands are full battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Employers cannot force workers to take annual or unpaid leave during this period.
Face-to-face activities such as meetings, discussions and trainings must be held online.