New York Stock Exchange considers shutting its trading floor amid coronavirus concerns

New York Stock Exchange considers shutting trading floor amid coronavirus fears as Wall Street firms tell workers to prepare to work from home

The New York Stock Exchange is considering closing its trading floor amid concerns the conoravirus outbreak will spread into a wider pandemicWall Street firms already have started restricting travel and advising workers they may have to work from home Most trading is done electronically and few traders actually still report to the trading floor, which is closed and will not reopen until Monday  

The New York Stock Exchange is considering shutting its trading floor amid panic the spread of coronavirus could lead to a global economic disaster. 

‘NYSE preparing for possibility floor can’t open amid panic,’ Fox News reporter Charles Gasparino tweeted just before the markets closed on Friday. 

Wall Street firms are also restricting travel and telling employees they may have to work from home, Gaparino said. 

Fox News reporter Charles Gasparino tweeted about the possible closure of the trading floor just before markets closed on Friday

The New York Stock Exchange is preparing for the chance that it may have to shut its trading floor amid a panic the coronavirus could spread into a wider pandemic. The exterior of the exchange is pictured on Manhattan's Wall Street Friday

The New York Stock Exchange is preparing for the chance that it may have to shut its trading floor amid a panic the coronavirus could spread into a wider pandemic. The exterior of the exchange is pictured on Manhattan’s Wall Street Friday

The exchange is considering its options as worries over the virus becoming a pandemic could lead to a financial economic disaster. Traders are pictured during the opening bell

The exchange is considering its options as worries over the virus becoming a pandemic could lead to a financial economic disaster. Traders are pictured during the opening bell

Traders are pictured on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, which is now closed and is not expected to reopen until Monday

Traders are pictured on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, which is now closed and is not expected to reopen until Monday

A tourist is spotted wearing a anti-viral mask outside the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street firms have begun restricting travel and telling employees they may have to work from home

A tourist is spotted wearing a anti-viral mask outside the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street firms have begun restricting travel and telling employees they may have to work from home

A spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com that ‘NYSE is carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and has robust contingency plans, tested regularly, to enable continuous operation of the NYSE exchanges should any facilities be impacted.’ 



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