March 13, 2020 / 4:57 PM / 3 months ago

HSBC employee in its Dubai office has coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) - An employee in HSBC’s (HSBA.L) office in Dubai has been diagnosed with coronavirus, a spokesman for the bank confirmed on Friday in response to a Reuters inquiry.

The employee works in the bank’s global banking division and colleagues who came into close contact with the infected person have been sent home.

“We have been informed that one of our employees at HSBC Tower has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” the spokesman said.

Reporting By Lawrence White. Editing by Jane Merriman

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