Allen and Overy has distributed vitamin pills to help its staff combat coronavirus.
The highly dubious attempt to thwart the spread of the respiratory illness saw the firm’s Jakarta office giving staff each an envelope containing immune-boosting supplements and a note which breezily advised, "A vitamin a day to keep The Wuhan away".
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Vitamins have not been shown to offer effective protection against coronavirus, and one a day will not keep the virus away. Authorities in the region have been battling false claims spread on social media that vitamin C can prevent the disease.
It is not clear why the quack advice referred to 'The Wuhan'. A source close to A&O management said that 'virus' was accidentally omitted, either by accident or because "it didn't scan".
A spokesman for Allen & Overy said, "This was a positive internal initiative in our Jakarta office linked to a broader staff health and wellbeing plan called The HR Happiness Program that is currently being rolled out. The sachet contained an immune boosting vitamin to protect staff in our Jakarta office from the coronavirus".