The IOSCO General Secretariat confirms that a member of its staff at its headquarters in Madrid has tested positive for Covid-19. This individual is receiving medical treatment and we wish our colleague a quick and full recovery.
The IOSCO Secretariat has identified the staff members who normally work in close proximity with our colleague. All members of the Secretariat have been working from home since 11 March and none have been in contact with the staff member for the last 16 days.
The health and safety of our entire staff and community are of paramount importance. To ensure their protection, the IOSCO Secretariat took preventative action at its headquarters more than two weeks ago.
Among other things, since the start of March, all physical meetings of IOSCO due to take place at the Secretariat premises or elsewhere until the end of April were cancelled or rescheduled and business travel has been cancelled or postponed. Where necessary, essential meetings are being held via teleconference. And, as mentioned above, all IOSCO Secretariat staff are working from home while we maintain normal Secretariat operations.