Access Bank Closes Branch After Customer Tests Positive To Covid-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

FUNSHO AROGUNDADE

The Access Bank Plc has closed its Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos branch on Monday after an high-end customer who visited the branch last week tested positive to Coronavirus.

The bank in an urgent update posted on its official Twitter handle @myaccessbank confirmed that the unnamed customer visited the bank branch on March 16 and showed no symptoms of the disease. 

It said staffers who had contact with the carrier were currently in isolation, appealing to all customers who visited the branch in the past week to self-quarantine. 

“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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