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UPDATE 1-Citigroup reports first confirmed case of coronavirus

Imani Moise

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March 13 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said on Friday that a Manhattan-based employee has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee was last in the office on March 6 and was diagnosed Friday while on personal travel to Singapore. He did not exhibit any symptoms while he was in the office and did not visit any Citi facilities while traveling. The company has given employees who worked on the same floor as that colleague the option to work from home.

The New York-based bank has already taken a number of measures to limit the spread of the virus among employees including splitting its North American workforce, imposing business travel restrictions, limiting large meetings and putting up reminders to practice social distancing.

We are cooperating fully with all appropriate government and health authorities and we are adhering to their guidelines on actions to be taken," a Citi spokeswoman said in a statement. "Citi continues to rigorously clean all office floors and common areas on a regular basis." (Reporting by Imani Moise Editing by Leslie Adler and Cynthia Osterman)