Covid-19: Lloyd's rings Lutine Bell


Lloyd’s marked the closure of its London underwriting room by ringing the Lutine Bell.

The market announced earlier this week that it would shut its underwriting room at 4pm on 19 March in response to the coronavirus crisis.

The Lutine Bell was salvaged from the ship HMS Lutine, which sank in October 1799. Lloyd’s preserved the bell and it is now used for ceremonial purposes, mainly in times of great tragedy, such as 9/11.

In a post on LinkedIn, Lloyd’s wrote: “Our market remains open

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