London firms sending staff home amid coronavirus fears
Three companies have now asked employees to work from home as a 'precautionary measure'.Coronavirus: Your rights as a traveller OMD, which is part of Omnicom Media Group, said an employee reported symptoms after returning from Australia with a flight connection through Singapore. The firm said the chance that it was the coronavirus was minimal but that it was asking staff to work from home"as a precautionary measure, and until definitive results of the employee's coronavirus test is confirmed". Image copyright Image caption Chevron and Crossrail share the same building in Westferry Circus, London Staff at Chevron's Canary Wharf office, which mainly engages in downstream oil and gas products trading, have also been asked to work from home. The Chevron employee concerned spent the weekend skiing in Italy, a coronavirus hotspot, then returned to work on Monday. They started feeling unwell and did not go to work on Tuesday. Following NHS advice, the employee reported to hospital to be tested for the infection and is awaiting the results. Chevron said it would continue to monitor the situation very closely but in the meantime was taking precautionary measures to reduce its employees"risk of exposure". In other developments in the UK: Tests for the new coronavirus are being increased to provide officials with an early warning if the infection is spreading Employers had been sent guidance telling them staff who are asked to self-isolate are entitled to take sick leave Several schools have sent pupils home or closed after they returned from skiing trips in northern Italy over half term British Airways has cancelled some of its flights to Milan because the coronavirus outbreak had resulted in"reduced demand" Other firms have taken precautions to protect staff from the risk of catching the coronavirus. BP has delayed all non-essential business travel to China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore until further notice. Investment bank Goldman Sachs has told staff who have returned from affected areas to self-isolate even if they show no symptoms. Josh Hardie, CBI deputy director-general, said firms should follow official government guidance. "In a fast-evolving situation, businesses will be mindful of the potential risks. The health of employees must be their first consideration, as well as the potential impact on their operations," he added. The new coronavirus strain, which causes Covid-19, has caused widespread disruption around the world. Businesses and factories across China have been disrupted since January and the disease has spread to 27 other countries, including the UK. Based on data from 44,000 patients with this coronavirus, the World Health Organization says: 81% develop mild symptoms 14% develop severe symptoms 5% become critically ill On Tuesday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that Britons returning from quarantined Italian towns should isolate themselves, even if they have no symptoms. Workers who are ill are entitled to statutory sick pay. But the law says that if you stay away from work but aren't sick, you may not get paid. Related Topics Read more: BBC News (UK)
The economic development is affected a lot by the terrible disease. This is such a con, 36,000 die from Flu each year, and 1 Million die from Mosquito related illness bites per year. Coronavirus is not a pandemic, it’s a MSM propaganda ruse. We should all be doing this for two weeks if this gets out if habd the NHS couldnt cope ...we are not China who can build a hospital in a matter of days ..
Let’s not overreact However , planes from infection zones still keep landing Profit before people , as usual Still we could do with a bit of a population reduction , I suppose it’s one way to reduce NHS waiting times hokey smokes! Basically it’s the flu- get a bloody grip folks and calm down ffs! Sounds like more BBC fear mongering to me.
Ffs, it’s a version of the flu, get a grip folks Over - reaction! Bout to get real bad! Put ur butttt plugs in Don't panic Mister Mainwaring.
Second London office sends staff home amid coronavirus fearsStaff at a media agency based in Fitzrovia were 'immediately' sent home on Wednesday after an employee who had recently returned from Australia and Singapore began showing flu-like symptoms. Get Face Mask Against Corona Virus Now, Protect Yourself From All Viruses:
2,000 dead across the world, out of a population of 7.5 billion. Let’s stay calm. I was on the Piccadilly line to Heathrow this morning. Nose to nose crammed and people of all nationalities with cases etc. I thought - “what will be will be”. Whilst that’s happening every day it’s going to spread but hey, you gotta live.
Meanwhile women are killed by their partners or ex-partners and it hardly gets a mention. Seasonal flu kills close on HALF A MILLION PEOPLE every year! I know this virus thing is topical and exciting, but you really are behaving woefully BBC. I tried getting 2 weeks quarantine , My boss is having none of it.
Act zombie “BP has delayed all non-essential business travel to China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore until further notice” why the hell are people travelling across the world for “non-essential” business travel at any time UseTech Really enjoying whipping up the panic aren't you BBC? Grotesque and bloody irresponsible!
More people have died world wide by being run over by cows than have died of this virus in the last 3 months. Hey up,we’re off..
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Onto the tube / to the pub. Seems logical
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London office on coronavirus lockdown with 300 workers sent home after employee reports flu-like symptomsAN OFFICE in London’s Canary Wharf was put on lockdown with 300 workers sent home over coronavirus fears. US oil company Chevron was put on red alert on Tuesday after an employee reported flu… On lock down .... sent home It's on lockdown but they've all been allowed to leave the building to go home.. Do you actually read the shit you write 😂😂😂 How is it in lock down if they have left? Journalism? Not a chance.
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