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The Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland

An employee at the Central Bank of Ireland is being tested for coronavirus, the bank said today.

The Central Bank of Ireland can confirm that a member of staff has confirmed they are awaiting the results of a test for suspected COVID-19,” it said in a statement.

"The staff member has been in contact with the HSE and are currently in self-isolation, in line with HSE advice. This individual has not been present in any of our premises since last Friday,” the bank said.

Central Bank of Ireland staff are working as normal, it said.

The European Central Bank has asked banks to review their business continuity plans and what actions they can take to prepare and minimise the potential adverse effects of the coronavirus spread, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

In the letter, the ECB asked banks to establish adequate measures of infection control in the workplace and ensure that they are ready for large scale remote working of staff if needed.

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