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COVID-19 Death Forces Bank To Close Abuja Office



By Ayodele Oluwafemi

Ecobank Plc has temporarily closed its Wuse II Abuja branch, the bank has disclosed.

The decision was sequel to the death if one of its customers who happened to be the first death case of Covid-19 in Nigeria.

The bank, in a statement, noted that the deceased visited the branch on Thursday, March 12, when he was not showing symptoms of the virus.

The bank advised anyone who had visited the bank in the past week should self quarantine for 14 days, immediately.

“In line with best standards and our COVID-19 response plans, we have, therefore, immediately temporarily closed the branch and all staff at the location have been put in mandatory self-isolation for 14 days, in full compliance with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control guidelines and to ensure their wellbeing and those at our customers. We have promptly informed the NCDC.”

“Should any of these persons feel sick or exhibit any symptoms do Immediately call NCDC on 0800 970000 10 (Toll-Free Call Centre) for assistance and guidance,” part of the statement reads.

Nigeria recorded its first death of the virus, on Monday, but the patient had other illnesses.

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