Access Bank shuts branch after visitor tested positive for coronavirus


Access Bank Plc has temporarily closed its Ligali Ayorinde branch in Victoria Island, Lagos after a visitor tested positive for coronavirus.

“We have confirmed that an individual who visited our Ligali Ayorinde branch on Monday 16th March 2020, has tested positive for coronavirus,” Access Bank said in a statement on Monday.

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

It was gathered that the visitor was a former staff of the bank who returned from the UK recently and that the branch was fumigated on Monday morning after the bank learned of him testing positive for coronavirus.

The bank told its staff in an internal email that all gym, creche, staff canteens and lunchrooms will be closed from Monday. Staff were advised to bring their food from home.

Staff have also been barred from moving “across locations” and were told to stay on their respective floors.

The bank also said all meetings will take place online. It also advised employees returning from leave “to self-report and/or self isolate as they resume using the staff Staff Travel Declaration” form.


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