On Wednesday a further case of coronavirus hit the capital, as a Barclay’s employee at its Canary Wharf office 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.”
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.