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Coronvirus: HSBC trading floor evacuated after analyst falls ill

by LLB Reporter
5th Mar 20 11:41 am

According to Financial News, HSBC have evacuated the research department, which is part of their trading floor.

It is believed a research analyst has come down with flu like symptoms and may have contracted coronavirus.

Accountancy firm Deloitte has closed their Holborn office on Wednesday, after a member of staff returned from a work trip in Asia with coronavirus.

On Wednesday a Deloitte staff member was tested positive for the virus and the New Street Square office in Holborn, which is now closed and undergoing a deep clean.

A Deloitte spokesperson said on Wednesday, “One of the floors in our offices has recently been impacted, with a member of staff being confirmed with Covid-19 after returning from a personal trip to Asia.

“The member of staff is now in hospital and receiving good care.”

England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty has said on Thursday morning three more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Scotland, bringing the total in the UK to 90.

Professor Whitty has warned he is “expecting the number” to rise further by Thursday afternoon and in the coming weeks.

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