HSBC has evacuated parts of its Canary Wharf headquarters after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.
The bank's research department was cleared this morning and will now undergo a deep clean as staff work from home.
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The employee is believed to have fallen ill at the weekend after returning from an affected area overseas before receiving the positive test.
It is the first case of COVID-19 in one of London's major financial institutions.
HSBC employs around 10,000 people at its Canary Wharf headquarters and 40,000 people across the UK.
Yesterday, a member of staff at accountancy firm Deloitte also tested positive for coronavirus and all staff were told to leave the building with immediate effect and work from home.
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