Access Bank closes branch after customer tests positive to COVID-19

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Access Bank Plc has closed its Ligali Ayorinde Branch on Monday after a customer who visited last week tested positive to coronavirus [COVID-19].

The bank announced this in an urgent update posted on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

According to the update, the unnamed customer visited on March 16 and showed no symptoms of the disease.

Meanwhile, those who had contact with the carrier are currently in isolation.

The statement reads:

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

“He was symptom-free as at the time of 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.

“It is advised anyone who visited the branch in the last week should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days starting immediately. Should you feel sick or exhibit any of the Coronavirus symptoms, please contact the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on 08009700001 or SMS 08099555577 immediately to find out what to do.

“The health of all our stakeholders remains paramount at Access Bank Plc, as we are adopting
all necessary measures to ensure your safety at this time.

“Please be reminded that we will continue to serve you through our Alternate Delivery Channels,” it said.

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