Coronavirus: Access Bank shuts branch after visitor tested positive for infection

Coronavirus: Access Bank shuts branch after visitor tested positive for infection

- A customer with Access bank has tested positive for the virus

- The bank claimed that the customer was symptoms-free when he came to the branch

- However, the bank urged people who have been to the branch in the last one week to self-isolate

Access bank has reported that one of its customers tested positive for coronavirus and as a result of this closed down the Ligali Ayorinde branch over the issue.

This was revealed in a statement by the bank on Twitter.

According to the bank, the customer who was symptoms-free when he came to its premises is currently receiving treatment in Yaba.

Going further, the bank also disclosed that the branch has been shut down in order to properly disinfect the premises.

Also, the bank stated that people who had contact with the positive customer have gone on self-isolation.

Access bank also urged people who have visited the particular branch in the last one week to self-isolate for the next 14 days.

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Recall that Legit.ng had reported that as Nigeria's total confirmed cases of coronavirus surged to 36 on Monday, March 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned against sharing and spreading of fake news.

The NCDC via its official Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, urged Nigerians to disregard messages that are not signed by official sources.

"Voice notes, broadcasts & images are being shared on Whatsapp and other platforms with FAKE NEWS.

"These messages are developed with the intent to cause fear & panic.

"Please disregard messages that are not signed by official sources," the NCDC advised.

Nigeria has recorded its first coronavirus death after a 67-year-old man who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom succumbed to the disease.

This was disclosed by the NCDC in a tweet on Monday. The deceased man reportedly has underlying medical conditions. Specifically, he was suffering from multiple myeloma and diabetes.

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He was also undergoing chemotherapy before his death. Consequently, the NCDC commiserated with his family.

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Meanwhile, the police in Lagos have commenced a massive crackdown on social, religious and other gatherings above 50 people in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state and Nigeria at large.

The Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement, made available to Legit.ng, said the police operatives will be enforcing the ban on social gatherings, clubs, parties, ceremonies and religious gatherings of more than 50 persons in the state.

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Source: Legit.ng

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