More people are complaining of aches and pains after companies in Singapore opted for work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for employees since early February to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Ms Adda Chua, 32, who is self-employed in the digital marketing industry, says she has been losing track of time and working longer hours at home since her appointments to see clients at their offices were cancelled.
As a result, she says she often finds herself in the same seated position for prolonged periods.
“Although my schedule is flexible, I have been working a lot more when I’m at home,” says Ms Chua, who is married with two daughters. “That eventually led to persistent neck and back pains.”
Although she acknowledges that it is her responsibility to ensure she has breaks in between, she says that is easier said than done.
“The different work environment at home, without interruptions or social