Access Bank Plc has confirmed the death of one of its Onne branch, Rivers State staff of Coronavirus. The confirmation was in a statement issued by the bank today.
The statement says: “We have received unfortunate confirmation of the loss of our staff who until his death worked at our Onne Branch, Rivers State.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our deceased colleague’s family at this time as we pray for his eternal rest”.
The bank however said that the branch has been shut down for disinfection and will not be reopened until it is certified ok. And advises all colleagues to be of the deceased and customers who may have visited the branch to self-isolate and follow all NCDC guidelines.
“In line with our COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan, the branch has been shut down for immediate disinfection and will only be reopened once we certify that it is safe enough for services to resume.
“Colleagues and customers who had been in contact with the late employee have also been advised to self-isolate following guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“The safety of all our stakeholders remains paramount to Access Bank as we have deployed robust health and safety measures at all our branches including frequently disinfecting our buildings and locations; making use of face masks by customers and staff mandatory; checking of temperature before admittance into our premises; provision of hand sanitizers which must be used before entry into the banking halls and ATM areas; constantly disinfecting of teller counters and customer service tables and ensuring social distancing at all times.
“We assure the public that we will remain resolute in our commitment to curtail the spread of COVID-19, doing all we can to protect our customers, employees, and communities. “We ask that we all continue to stay safe”.