Late on Friday, the 13th of March 2020, Washington-based world’s largest lender World Bank that offers low-cost debts to emerging and developing economies aimed at propelling them forward and cushioning themselves up against possible financial risks alongside its sister organization IMF (International Monetary Fund) that fosters economic cooperation and growth across the globe, advised their employees Washington HQ staffs to work from home after an IMF employee had been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
In point of fact, latest advise from World Bank and IMF, which is not mandatory, would be affecting nearly 16,000 employees of World Bank, International Financial Corp. employees alongside neighbouring World Bank institutions located near downtown Washington near White House, and another 2,000 IMF employees in its Washington Headquarter.
Meanwhile, adding that the IMF employee diagnosed with the coronavirus had been on self-isolation and was receiving proper medical cares, a spokesman for International Monetary Fund said following Friday’s (March 13th) announcement of World Bank and IMF, “The global-crisis lending institution remains fully operational and stands ready to serve its members.
We are working with local public health authorities to identify the staff member’s close contacts and those who may have been affected. ”