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World Singapore's largest bank evacuates 300 employees after coronavirus case: report

13:35  12 february  2020
13:35  12 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore ' s biggest bank DBS (SI:DBSM) evacuated 300 staff from its head office on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the lender, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Singapore has reported 47 coronavirus

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Singapore's DBS Bank evacuated 300 employees from its head office on Wednesday after a worker was confirmed to have coronavirus, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

“I regret to inform you that there is one confirmed case of coronavirus at DBS Asia Central on Level 43 today,” DBS Group Executive Tse Koon Shee said in the memo.

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“As a precautionary measure, all 300 colleagues on Level 43 at MBFC have been evacuated and will work from home for the time being," Shee added.

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DBS Group Holdings Ltd. has evacuated 300 employees from an office floor in the heart of Singapore ’ s financial district after one of its workers tested positive for the coronavirus . Southeast Asia’s biggest bank has told the staff members on Level 43 at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3

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The employee was reportedly tested for the virus on Tuesday, with the confirmation coming the same day as the evacuation.

"During this difficult time, the bank will be providing this employee and his family with every support and guidance," DBS said, according to the BBC.

Singapore has 47 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, according to health officials.

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Only China, Hong Kong, and the Diamond Princess cruise ship outbreak off the coast of Yokohama, Japan are reported to have more cases of the virus.

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