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Coronavirus

Singapore stress levels show working from home is no holiday

Study finds Hong Kongers and Thais also feel pressure to be 'always on'

SINGAPORE -- The emails come at 9 p.m., and Claire Ng feels obliged to respond right away. The 29-year-old communications executive in Singapore has been putting up with this for months, since the government urged telecommuting as a coronavirus safety measure.

She used to clock off at 6 p.m. most evenings. But now she feels like her superiors expect staff members to be on call round-the-clock.

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