Barclays’ worker in Canary Wharf is diagnosed with coronavirus

Barclays’ staff in Canary Wharf ordered to self-isolate after colleague is diagnosed with coronavirus

A worker at Barclays’ Canary Wharf office has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The employee was based on the ninth floor of an office that houses most of the company’s investment bankers and is about five minutes away from its headquarters.

Staff who sit near the worker have been told to self-isolate.

A Barclays employee, who was based on the ninth floor of the firms Canary Wharf offices, has been diagnosed with coronavirus

Barclays is undertaking a deep clean of the employee’s workspace and surrounding area, and the ninth floor as a precaution.

It comes after a Barclays worker on its New York trading floor tested positive for the virus, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

It is the second at Canary Wharf after an HSBC worker was diagnosed, which prompted it to send 100 people home.

Barclays said: ‘The health and safety of our staff, customers and clients is our top priority and we are providing support to the member of staff and their family.

‘We are working closely with Public Health England and other local authorities, following their advice. 

‘The colleague has been in self-quarantine since March 9.’

Barclays added: ‘At this stage, we are operating business as usual.’


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