Mar 5, 2020

HSBC sends home London research staff after coronavirus case

HSBC has evacuated dozens of staff from its office in London's Canary Wharf after a staff member reported a confirmed case of coronavirus. The employee, who works in the investment bank's research department, has self-isolated and the rest of the team are now working from home, according to a person familiar with the events. Around 10,000 people work in the lender's 8 Canada Square building. Earlier this week, big four accountant Deloitte said a staff member in its 1 New Street Square building in the City of London had tested positive for coronavirus following a holiday to Asia. US oil company Chevron also sent home about 300 workers from its London office last week.

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