Access Bank temporarily shuts down branch where customer tested positive to COVID-19

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Access Bank Plc says it has temporarily closed its Ligali Ayorinde branch in Victoria Island for thorough disinfection after a customer who visited the branch on Monday, March 16, tested positive to coronavirus.

A statement released by the bank on Monday revealed that the individual was symptom-free at the time of the visit.

“We have just confirmed that an individual who visited our Ligali Ayorinde Branch on Monday, March 16, 2020, has tested positive for coronavirus,” the statement read.

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“He was symptom-free as at the time of the visit and he is currently being monitored at an isolation centre in Yaba.

“In line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, the branch has been temporarily closed for thorough disinfection.

“Persons who had any contact with the concerned individual are currently in isolation.”

Access Bank also advised people who visited the branch between Monday, March 16 and Friday, March 20, to self-quarantine for 14 days immediately.

“Should you feel sick or exhibit any of the coronavirus symptoms. please contact the Nigeria Center for Disease Control on 08009700001 or SMS 08099555577 immediately to find out what to do,” the bank said.

Customers were advised to adopt alternative banking applications to carry out transactions.

Juliet Ekwebelam

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