Tuesday 24 March 2020

Ecobank shuts down branch after customer dies of coronavirus

Ecobank Plc has temporarily closed its Wuse II Abuja branch. The bank said it took the decision after the death of one of its customers who happened to be the first death case from coronavirus in Nigeria.
According to a statement by the bank, the deceased visited the branch on March 12, and did not show any symptoms at the time of the visit.

“In line with best standards and out COVIO-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.”

The first death recorded in Nigeria on Monday, was a patient who had underlying illnesses and died due to complications in Abuja.
He recently returned from the United Kingdom.

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