Singapore’s biggest bank, DBS Asia Central, evacuates 300 staff over China’s coronavirus

On Wednesday, according to an internal memo from DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank, 300 staff from its head office have been evacuated as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the bank.

“I regret to inform you that there is one confirmed case of coronavirus at DBS Asia Central on Level 43 today,” said Singapore country head, Tse Koon Shee said in the memo. “As a precautionary measure, all 300 colleagues on Level 43 at MBFC have been evacuated and will work from home for the time being.”

DBS is likely to come with a statement shortly.

So far, Singapore has reported 47 cases of coronavirus, one of the highest number of cases outside China, where the potentially bio-engineered pathogen, whose source is yet to be found out, has already claimed over 1,100 lives.

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