Coronavirus: Barclays reports case on New York trading floor

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Barclays told employees on Tuesday (March 10) that a member of the trading staff in its Manhattan office has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a memo viewed by Reuters.

The person, who worked out of the 745 7th Ave office, had been in self-quarantine since March 3.

The company believes the colleague contracted the respiratory illness away from the office late last month.

The European bank has advised employees who worked in the vicinity or had meetings with the individual since that time to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The bank has deep cleaned the workspace and surrounding area on the second floor trading floor, the memo said.

“We are working closely with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and other local authorities,” Barclays spokesman Mark Lane said in a statement.

“We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take further action as appropriate.”

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