London office block evacuated after confirmed case of coronavirus

HSBC has evacuated part of its Canary Wharf office in London after a confirmed case of coronavirus, according to reports.

It is reported that a research analyst working for the bank has contracted coronavirus.

The company's research department, which is inside a 45-storey skyscraper in Canary Wharf in east London, was cleared after a worker contracted the flu-like illness.

The floor is said to be undergoing a deep clean.

Initial reports suggested the bank's trading floor in Canary Wharf has also been closed, though this now appears not to be the case.

The banking giant employs around 40,000 people across the UK, with a quarter based in Canary Wharf.

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