Dec. 15 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) moved its annual healthcare conference, due to be held next month, online as concerns grow over the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
In an email to attendees on Wednesday, the Bank of Wall Street said the event that was previously scheduled to take place in person in San Francisco between Jan. 10 and Jan. 13 will now be held virtually.
The move came after reports that drugmakers such as Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT.O) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) have pulled out of what is considered the healthcare industry’s biggest financial event. , citing concerns related to COVID-19.
The increase in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has prompted large companies to take action to protect their staff, with JPMorgan and Jefferies Financial Group (JEF.N) requiring their employees to work remotely. Read more
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Reporting by Oishee Majumdar in Bengaluru and Carl O’Donnell in New York; Editing by Aditya Soni
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