Amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, social isolation and self-quarantine have become the need of the hour to contain the spread of the viral infection that has now claimed thousands of lives globally.
State governments have begunmeasures on war footing to contain the spread of the infection with some states even declaring a complete lockdown in order to contain the virus. In others, while domestic flights are still operational, only essential services are available while other establishments have been shut down.
Across the world, lockdown measures are being imposed by the government. Meanwhile, a lot of companies are encouraging their employees to work from home to 'flatten the curve'.
But work from home situation, now being commonly referred to as WFH, may not be highly comfortable for many. Or, too comfortable to work.
So, people are taking to social media now to help you with ideas: On how to create make-shift work desks at your homes.
Can we do a WFH workspace setup thread, unglamorous edition?
My partner and I are both working from our studio apartment. My setup is a chair in front of the front door and my desk is our clothes hamper. pic.twitter.com/5rVaqgkjjw
— Jules Forrest (@julesforrest) March 13, 2020
Was working from my recycling bin the other day ✨ pic.twitter.com/PKEQ0TkMbk
— Josh Mateo (@joshmateo) March 13, 2020
— Keith Cordero Jr. (@kmcorder) March 12, 2020
— Laura Xu (@laura_rx86010) March 13, 2020
— Mitali Chakraborty (@GoLeftMitali) March 10, 2020
Day 2 of mandatory WFH and I already miss my standing desk thiiiiis much.
Anyone else got some nice makeshift desks going on? pic.twitter.com/hkXqISlJ1a
— Puma (@pumsquad) March 13, 2020
The makeshift WFH standing desk of a humanities obsessive: pic.twitter.com/RiQ7XvXUk5
— Pedro (aka Peter) Luis Pérez-Zubizarreta (@wirechairs) March 13, 2020
I'm so thankful we bought this liquor cabinet 2 months ago - now serving as a critical standing desk as I work from home. pic.twitter.com/fPWbAkdDYB
— Brooklyn Tennessean (@patrickgipson) March 13, 2020
— Emma Northcott (@EmNorthcott) March 13, 2020
So, us Unity folks are officially in WFH mode for the next few weeks, which has meant some of our employees have had to get creative with their 'office space'
— Bex Holland (@bexx_bass) March 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the rising infection has infected 1,69,316 people globally and led to more than 6,500 deaths. Italy yesterday recorded 368 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, its highest one-day increase to date, taking the total to 1,809, the most outside China, official data showed.
On March 11, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 a pandemic.