Coronavirus: Singapore banks in China act to protect staff, customers

Measures to limit spread of coronavirus include flexible work arrangements, branch closures

OCBC Wing Hang China (right) has directed staff to hold meetings via telephone or video conference calls, and those who must meet face to fast will wear face masks, said CEO Wang Ke (below).
OCBC Wing Hang China (above) has directed staff to hold meetings via telephone or video conference calls, and those who must meet face to fast will wear face masks, said CEO Wang Ke.PHOTOS: OCBC
OCBC Wing Hang China (right) has directed staff to hold meetings via telephone or video conference calls, and those who must meet face to fast will wear face masks, said CEO Wang Ke (below).
OCBC Wing Hang China has directed staff to hold meetings via telephone or video conference calls, and those who must meet face to fast will wear face masks, said CEO Wang Ke (above).PHOTOS: OCBC

About 700 OCBC employees across China will eat packed lunches at their desks this week to minimise their chances of catching the coronavirus that has plagued the world's second-largest economy.

They will hold meetings via telephone or video conference calls, and those who must meet face to face will have to wear face masks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore banks in China act to protect staff, customers'. Subscribe