Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff after coronavirus

14 Février, 2020, 10:53 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff at head office after coronavirus case emerges

The bank further added that they were providing the employee and his family with "every support and guidance".

Leading Singaporean multinational bank DBS bank on Wednesday cleared its downtown office and told some 300 employees to work from home after one of its staff was infected with the Coronavirus.

In a statement, the bank said while DBS was tracking staff members who were in close contact with the infected staffer, so that they could be informed, it has completed the process of disinfecting the office premises, including the lift, lobbies and toilets.

The bank's investment in boosting its digital capabilities means there is "minimal service disruption at this point in time" as its bankers are well-equipped to work from home amid continued appetite in the market, he said, noting a deal closed just yesterday.

People enter Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 where DBS headquarters is situated in Singapore on February 12, 2020.

DBS said it has activated business continuity plans, with employees working from home or from split sites.

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Care packs with thermometers, masks and hand sanitisers were given to the evacuated employees and the bank said a medical helpline was already in place.

Long lines had formed this week to enter some offices in the financial district as employers started screening workers for temperature.

The same internal email said that on Sunday, a confirmed case had also been detected at MBFC Tower 1.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore is now at 47 as of Tuesday's update from the Ministry of Health.

The virus outbreak, which is centred in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has prompted numerous cities inside China to go into lockdown, left thousands of cruise ship passengers stranded on their holiday vessels and led many governments in the region to impose unprecedented travel restrictions.

Singapore raised its "Disease Outbreak Response System Condition" to orange last week - which means the disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person.

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