Jefferies COVID-19 cases not result of specific incident -spokesperson

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People walk outside of Jefferies Financial Group offices in Manhattan, New York

– A spate of COVID-19 cases among staff at Jefferies Financial Group Inc was not caused by a specific incident and the Wall Street investment bank had erred on the side of caution by asking staff to work from home again, a spokesperson told Reuters.

On Wednesday, Jefferies asked staff to work from home again due to a spate of COVID-19 cases, throwing the issue of office versus home working back into focus.

(Reporting by Jessica DiNapoli and Matt Scuffham; writing by Michelle Price; editing by Megan Davies and Chris Reese)