Coronavirus: New York Stock Exchange trading floor to reopen

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26th May, 2020 12:33:48 printer

Coronavirus: New York Stock Exchange trading floor to reopen

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is set to reopen its trading floor on Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NYSE is one of the few bourses to still feature floor trade - most have shifted to fully-electronic trading, BBC reported.

New York City has been hit hard by the outbreak with some 200,000 cases and more than 20,000 deaths, BBC reported.

Under the new measures only a quarter of the normal number of traders will be allowed to return to work.

Traders must also avoid public transport, wear masks and follow strict social distancing rules, with newly fitted transparent barriers to keep people apart.

They will also be screened and have their temperatures taken as they enter the building. Anyone who fails pass the check will be barred until they test negative for Covid-19 or self-quarantine in accordance with US government guidelines.


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