Standard Chartered HK set to reopen three branches closed amid coronavirus outbreak

Maria Nikolova

Three of Standard Chartered Hong Kong’s branches which were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak are set to resume operations on March 9, 2020.

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited aims to start reopening branches that were closed due to Covid-19. The bank has announced that three of its branches which have been temporarily closed due to developments in the coronavirus situation will resume operations on March 9, 2020 (Monday).

The branches that will reopen are:

Let’s note that 15 branches remain closed until further notice.

As FinanceFeeds has reported, in early February Standard Chartered Hong Kong said that, with consideration to ensuring the health and safety of clients and employees and maintaining the availability of its banking services, it would be suspending banking services at a number of its branches.

The bank has enhanced its cleaning and hygiene measures including deep cleaning and regular sanitisation of common areas and frequently touched facilities such as door handles and handrails. The bank has also reminded all employees to maintain personal hygiene and wear face masks.

As at noon on March 6, 2020, Hong Kong public hospitals reported to the Department of Health the admission of 38 patients (23 male and 15 female, aged 21 months to 88 years) in the past 24 hours who met the reporting criteria of COVID-19. Appropriate tests have been arranged for the patients.

There are 100 patients under isolation currently. So far, 51 patients with the COVID-19 infection have been discharged upon recovery, according to the official update issued on March 6th.

Read this next

Executive Moves

Investall hires ex-DriveWealth Steve Cortright as CEO

Investall is an AI-driven mobile trading platform for personal finance and investing that delivers AI-driven trading for thousands of equities and major cryptocurrencies.

Digital Assets

SIX integrates CryptoCompare’s cryptocurrency data feed

SIX will provide digital asset data to its clients via the same delivery channels as its leading reference, pricing, corporate actions, regulatory, tax and ESG data.

Digital Assets

CME Group to launch reference rates and indices on Avalanche (AVAX), Filecoin (FIL), and Tezos (XTZ)

Several leading crypto exchanges and trading platforms will provide pricing data for these new benchmarks, starting initially with Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, itBit, Kraken, and LMAX Digital.

Technology

OneConnect launches operation in ADGM further expanding in Middle East

OneConnect has launched its regional operations in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the leading international financial centre of the capital of the UAE, after having worked together on the creation of the ADGM Digital Lab which was launched in April 2021. The ADGM Digital Lab is a marketplace and industry sandbox to encourage the development […]

Industry News

Bitso powers crypto into Via’s payroll platform as remote work triples by 2027

“We are also allowing companies to hire international talent without worrying about administrative issues.”

Retail FX

Vantage partners with FinaCom for external dispute resolution and up to €20,000 protection per client

Vantage has joined the Financial Commission (FinaCom) as a member, thus gaining access to the external dispute resolution body’s range of services and membership benefits, including the unbiased resolution process facilitated by FinaCom, and the protection of up to €20,000 per client, covered by the FinaCom’s compensation fund.

Digital Assets

LMAX Digital onboards Bryan Christian and Cassandra Cox to lead sales

Institutional cryptocurrency exchange LMAX Digital continues to undergo a series of changes in its top ranks as it continues to build its presence globally. Two industry veterans, Bryan Christian and Cassandra Cox, have joined the group as its newest sales directors in Europe and USA.

Digital Assets

Cake DeFi introduces Ethereum Staking with 5% returns

Cake DeFi, a Singapore-based DeFi platform, is launching its Ethereum (ETH) staking service for retail and institutional customers.

Retail FX

FX trading rebounds 405pct at Saxo Bank in September

In a volatile market driven by Russia-Ukraine headlines, FX trading volumes through Saxo Bank have rebounded strongly in September to the highest level in three months.

<