Polish entrepreneurs worried about coronavirus business impact - poll

Nearly 97 pct of surveyed entrepreneurs are afraid of coronavirus's impact on their business, and 73 pct are already feeling the effects of the Wuhan virus attack, shows a study by the Business Center Club (BCC) among member companies, published on Friday.

"As a result of reported coronavirus infections in other countries, including in Europe, some global companies operating in Poland have already stopped the international movement of their employees in both directions," Michał Wysłocki from the BCC said, as quoted in the report.

This applies to organising business trips, business missions and delegating employees or sending specialists from high-risk countries to Poland to conduct training or implement specific solutions in Polish branches, he added.

"Coronavirus, which has led to the closing of borders in some countries, can also significantly reduce the number of economic migrants coming to Poland, which are still very much needed by the Polish economy," Wysłocki said.

In his opinion, the continued and sustained growth of the epidemic may also result in a reduction in the demand for foreign workers.

According to Katarzyna Lorenc from the BCC, employers should consider which foreign delegations are necessary and replace them with videoconferences, teleconferences, and webinars.

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