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MAD! Canary Wharf offices in lockdown after worker suffers coronavirus symptoms

MAD! Canary Wharf offices in lockdown after worker suffers coronavirus symptoms

Author: Wardah Sempa | Wednesday 26th February 2020

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Hundreds of people were sent home after an office at London's Canary Wharf was locked down over coronavirus fears. Oil firm Chevron advised its 300 employers to work remotely at home after an employee reported flu symptoms on their return from a country infected by the deadly bug.

They were allegedly sent for testing and the company told staff not to return to work until the results are known. 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."

The news comes as Public Health England warned thousands of patients reporting flu-like symptoms will be screened for the infection in an effort to ward off a similar growth in cases seen in Italy.