COVID-19: First Bank, EcoBank, Others Shutdown Over Coronavirus In Edo

The First Bank of Nigeria on Monday reported the shutdown of its activity Nationwide for about fourteen days over Coronavirus.

NAIJA CENTER gathered from a Senior staff of the bank in Benin City, Edo State that the mandate was from the central branch because of its staff exposure to COVID-19.

Similarly, operation week for about fourteen days for a similar explanation.

As indicated by the correspondent, “some branches have since been closed, the remaining branches shall be shut down by next week”

In any case, the two banks likewise revealed that they will open to their agents from 9 am to 2 pm while the general population will use the ATM.

As indicated by them “allowing agent is to enable P.O.S service provider to operate in their various locality”.

The two Banks said the choice to allow their operators were made by the top management.

Zenith Bank had since Monday this week shut down its most branches in Benin City.

Access Bank, UBA, GTB, and others are seen working however keeping up the social distancing rule by permitting just 5 people each inside the bank at once, while others line up outside.

Passers-by at the Union Bank, Mission street questioned the dismissal for social distancing after sighting huge queue outside the bank.

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