January 28, 2020 / 1:06 PM / a month ago

Goldman says staff with mainland China exposure should avoid office

FILE PHOTO: A Goldman Sachs sign is seen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has instructed staff who have been in mainland China to work from home or be out of the office for 14 days since they were last there, according to an internal notice.

Goldman, in the notice dated Tuesday and seen by Reuters, also instructed staff who have been in close contact with someone who has been in mainland China in the past 14 days to work from home or out of the office for two weeks from when the contact was first made.

“While out during this 14-day period, please be sure to monitor your own health,” the notice said.

A Goldman spokesperson confirmed the contents of the memo without elaborating further.

The measures are precautionary steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China that has so far killed more than 100 and infected more than 4,500 in the country.

Reporting by Engen Tham; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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