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Updated: Access Bank closes branch as customer tests positive to coronavirus

Access Bank

Access Bank Plc has closed its branch at Ligali Ayorinde Victoria Island branch as one its customers who visited the branch on March 16, 2020 has tested positive to coronavirus.

A statement from the bank said the individual was symptom-free at the time of visit and he is currently being monitored at an isolation centre in Yaba, Lagos.

“In line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, the branch has been temporary closed for thorough disinfection. Persons who had contact with the concerned individual are currently in isolation,” the statement reads.

The bank advised anyone who visited the branch in the last week to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days starting immediately.

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

Nigerian banks on Monday restricted access into banking hall by customers for fear of contact with coronavirus, which is rapidly spreading across the globe.

Investigation shows that customers queued in large numbers outside the bank as they were being directed to go to the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) for withdrawals.