Banks step up preventive measures

19 Mar, 2020 - 14:03 0 Views
Banks step up preventive measures

H-Metro

Karen Mhlanga, H-Metro Reporter

IN a bid to curb Covid-19, banks have stepped up prevention measures while tellers have remained exposed.

Several banks that were visited by H-Metro had sanitizers at entrances and also did their best to ensure that people do not get too close to each other.

There were also functional fans to improve air circulation in the banks.

Agribank’s Public Relations personnel Olam Marufu said they were ensuring that the general public gets enough information on COVID-19.

“We have provided the normal sanitary things like sanitizers and also made sure that information about the Coronavirus is circulated in all our 48 branches in the country.

“We have also suspended ZTF and other outdoor activities like road shows and farm visits,” said Marufu.

Marufu this was in the best interest as a country.

Banks that had precautionary measures included FBC, POSB, Agribank and NMB.

However, of concern are long queues of people waiting to conduct business in some of the banking halls where they will be in close proximity.

A bank employee who spoke on condition of anonymity said despite the magnitude of COVID-19, the way they interacted with clients had never changed.

“It is normal day to day business that cannot be stopped; all we can do is take precaution and hope for the best.”

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