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Hong Kong’s banks including HSBC, Standard Chartered ask staff to work from home in A-B teams as Omicron tears through Covid-19 defence with threat of a fifth wave of infections

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Several banks in Hong Kong have temporarily split their staff into A-B teams to let employees work from home as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus tears through some of the world’s tightest control measures, threatening a fifth wave of infections in the city.

HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of East Asia and UBS have divided their staff into alternative teams with immediate effect. HSBC instructed employees to occupy alternative seats in the office to keep a minimum distance of 1.5…

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