London Office evacuates 300 employees over coronavirus fears

An employee reported flu-like symptoms

An office of US company Chevron Corp located in London sent its 300 employees away from their building and asked them to temporarily work from home on Tuesday after an employee in its Canary Wharf office in London reported a flu-like illness.

Traders, exploration and refining unit staff were assigned to work remotely until test results can determine whether the worker has coronavirus, said a person familiar with the matter.

‘Chevron continues to monitor the situation very closely, utilizing the guidance of international and local health authorities,’ said a Chevron spokeswoman.

‘Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and we are taking precautionary measures to reduce their risk of exposure. It is our policy to not provide details of our employees.’