Zurich Implements SARS Contingency Plan Zurich North America, a company with offices worldwide, including Hong Kong and Singapore, has developed a contingency plan to minimize chances of an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome among employees.

Zurich, which has 541 employees in Hong Kong and 700 in Malaysia and Singapore, has developed a company policy which has been in effect for about 10 days, said Wayne Fisher, chief risk officer with Zurich North America in Zurich, Switzerland.

"We have actually prohibited travel in those countries without an extraordinary level of sign-off," he said. "We also restricted them from coming to meetings here for the foreseeable future."

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