Some Absa staff in self-quarantine amid coronavirus scare

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Absa has introduced precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at its headquarters in Johannesburg, this after a contractor from Spain displayed “flu-like” symptoms.The group on Thursday issued a statement that several of its employees had been placed in self-quarantine after having come into contact with the contractor at the Absa Towers West.

“Absa became aware of a contractor from Spain, who has been on our premises since Tuesday, 10 March 2020, who reported to our health clinic at Absa Towers West in Johannesburg, complaining of flu-like symptoms,” the group said in its statement.

The man was assisted by the Absa medical team to undergo the necessary testing procedures for COVID-19, in line with national guidelines. He has also been placed in immediate self-quarantine, Absa said.

“For some time, we have enhanced surveillance and monitoring of our own environment, including the symptoms Absa colleagues, contractors and visitors may be experiencing.”We have been in contact with the individual’s employer and they have put in place measures to assists him,” the statement read.

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