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Barclays at Canary Wharf staff member tests positive for Covid-19

by LLB Reporter
11th Mar 20 4:52 pm

On Wednesday yet another case of coronavirus has hit the capital, as Barclay’s employee at Canary Wharf offices has tested positive for coronavirus.

Barclays Bank said in a statement, “We can confirm that a member of our staff based in our London office, 5 North Colonnade, has tested as positive for Covid-19 today.

“The colleague has been in self-quarantine since 9 March, following notification of their potential exposure to the virus.

“We are undertaking the recommended deep clean and disinfection of their workspace and the surrounding area where the colleague is based, in accordance with PHE guidelines, and are undertaking additional, ongoing deep-cleaning as a precautionary measure.”

US group S&P Global Platts has sent home more than 1,200 staff after a visitor to the Canary Wharf office was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told companies to have in place contingency plans, as many finance workers are based in the capital’s financial district, Canary Wharf.

Greg Coffey, the hedge fund manager has told staff he will pay for them to get taxis to and from the office, in an attempt to prevent workers catching coronavirus, according to the Telegraph.

Public Health England (PHE) has said the number of people across the UK with coronavirus has rose by 83 confirmed cases in 24 hours, totalling 456 with six dead.

Compared to last Wednesday there were on a total of 85 cases reported. This is the largest jump in cases so far in one day across the UK since the coronavirus outbreak started in the UK.

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