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Virus forces DNB unit to send staff home

A unit of Norway’s biggest bank, DNB ASA, has sent its staff home after an employee contracted the coronavirus.

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The decision affects DNB’s life-insurance unit in the city of Bergen on Norway’s western coast, DNB said on Monday.

The employee infected with the virus is only showing “mild symptoms,” DNB spokesman Even Westerveld said by email. The worker’s entire department of roughly 40 people is now working from home, while other staff members in a “fragile” state of health have also been sent home, he said.

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