March 9, 2020 / 1:36 PM / a month ago

Brookfield U.S. employee tested positive for coronavirus - memo

March 9 (Reuters) - An employee at Brookfield Asset Management Inc’s U.S. headquarters has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

The memo said the employee in New York sought medical attention after feeling flu-like symptoms on Feb. 27 and was tested by a health practitioner who determined he did not have the coronavirus.

The employee remained out of the office with the exception of one hour on March 4.

“He then left the office after not feeling well. He was retested and results confirmed today that he was positive for COVID-19,” Brian Kingston, head of Brookfield’s real estate group, said in the memo dated March 8.

More than 110,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and over 3,800 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements. (Reporting by C Nivedita in Bengaluru and Nichola Saminather in Toronto; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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