Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2020

London’s Canary Wharf in coronavirus panic: Hundreds sent home after symptoms emerge | UK | News


More than 300 staff members of American oil company Chevron were sent home after an employee reported flu symptoms after returning from a country battling the virus, formally named COVID-19. Traders, exploration and refining unit staff were instructed to work from home until the test results have determined whether the employee has the virus. The office is located at 1 Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf.

In a statement, a company spokesperson said: “Chevron continues to monitor the situation very closely, utilizing the guidance of international and local health authorities.

“Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and we are taking precautionary measures to reduce their risk of exposure.”

It comes as a number of schools in the UK have closed after potential connections to coronavirus.

A school in Cambridgeshire and three schools in Lincolnshire have closed its doors.

Lime Academy Watergall in Bretton, Peterborough, has closed the school to give it a deep clean as they have a family who has recently returned from Northern Italy.

Parents were seen collecting their children this morning from the school, which is set to stay closed until Monday March 2.

Lutton St Nicholas Primary School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, has also closed today because of a “potential connection” to the deadly disease by an individual at the school, who is now being tested.

More to follow…



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