Milan, 28 February 2020 Intesa Sanpaolo has been informed that two employees based in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) and Lodi have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID - 19). 

As soon as the news arrived, the Bank immediately activated all the measures necessary to protect employees’ health (as well as that of all customers and suppliers) and to prevent the spread of the virus, in accordance with the order of the Italian Public Health Authorities. 

One of the two Intesa Sanpaolo employees works at the branch located in Via Volturno in Lodi, which is now closed until further notice for cleaning and disinfection. The second person does not work in close contact with customers: both employees are being monitored by the Health Authorities, which have also ordered their exclusion from the workplace. Colleagues working in close contact with the two coronavirus-positive employees have been asked to self-isolate at home, as a precautionary measure. 

Intesa Sanpaolo is being supported in its protection and prevention measures by health professionals in the field of occupational health and safety from leading national public health institutes. 

The management of the Banca dei Territori and all Intesa Sanpaolo employees support their colleagues in this difficult moment, while respecting their privacy. 

Also in extraordinary circumstances for the country such as this, Intesa Sanpaolo confirms its support to the local community as shown in the measures adopted last Monday, which authorised the suspension of repayments of loans for families and businesses in the towns affected directly by the isolation decisions. The measures also extend to companies across Italy which are affected by this crisis, as well as employees in companies with financial difficulties who cannot access social safety nets. 

I would like to express my support and encouragement to our colleagues who tested positive for Coronavirus, and their families, in the hope that they recover very soon. From the very initial outbreak of the virus, we have been working to guarantee Intesa Sanpaolo’s employees, customers and towns where we are located, the best protection possible, acting promptly with the assistance of medical experts and in constant collaboration with national and local health authorities,” announced the CEO and Managing Director of Intesa Sanpaolo, Carlo Messina

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