In the fight against Covid-19, World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery believes that penalties for companies should not be taboo if they refuse to allow greater use of home offices.
"If companies become hotbeds of infection, resulting in social costs, even though this could be avoided by more home office use in the company, then fines for companies are also called for," Montgomery told the "Saarbrücker Zeitung."
Despite lockdown, there is still too much personal contact and too much mobility, Montgomery explained. For the professional sector, this means "shifting everything that is possible to the home office. At the same time, the hygiene concepts in the companies must once again be meticulously checked for their effectiveness. "It is of little use to sit alone in the office, but at lunchtime in the canteen among many colleagues," Montgomery opined. In addition, he considers contact reduction to be justified even "at the price of temporarily shutting down individual production areas." pm, ots, mei