Access Bank shuts down Lagos branch after customer tests positive for coronavirus

Access Bank shuts down Lagos branch after customer tests positive for coronavirus

<p class="">The bank has urged anyone that visited the affected branch in the past week to self-quarantine.</p>

<h1>Access Bank has shut down its branch in Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Island, Lagos after it confirmed that one of its visitors has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).</h1>

<p class="">According to a statement issued by the bank on Monday, March 23, 2020, the customer visited the branch on Monday, March 16, but was symptom-free at the time.</p>

<p class=""><em>"In line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, the branch has been temporarily closed for thorough disinfection.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>"Persons who had any contact with the concerned individual are currently in isolation,"</em> the bank said.</p>

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<p class="">The bank also urged anyone that visited the affected branch in the past week to self-quarantine immediately for a period of 14 days, and contact the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) if they start to display symptoms.</p>

<p class="">Nigeria has <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/coronavirus-timeline-and-profile-of-cases-in-nigeria/k9p6lbk" id="be1134c7-d476-4739-9bf4-489be12b7d62">36 confirmed cases</a> of the virus in six states, and confirmed its first death on Monday.</p>

<p class="">Two cases have made full recoveries and been discharged, but there are fears that more cases will be discovered in the coming days.</p>

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