Following one of its staff that reportedly test positive to COVID-19, First Bank of Nigeria has asked all members of staff in Marina branch to self isolate while it also disinfected the affected branch.
The bank in a statement added that it has deployed new set of employees to the branch, assuring that the new staff are well equipped with safety gadget.
The statement reads:“We have just confirmed that one of our staff working in FirstBank, Marina branch has tested positive to COVID-19 on 15 June 2020.
“In line with our COVID-19 emergency response plan, we have immediately activated our established incident management protocols. These include asking all staff of the branch to go on self-isolation and get tested.
“In addition, we immediately swung to action and have thoroughly disinfected the branch and the entire vicinity overnight.”
“We have brought in a fresh team of our staff who have been given brand new personal protection kits and equipment to work with therefore, ensuring that there is no risk to any staff working out of the branch or any customer who chooses to bank with us at the same branch.
“Staff of the branch, whose tests are ongoing now, will not be returning to work until they are medically certified.
“The impact of COVID-19 has become the new norm and as we learn to live and deal with it. Swift, effective and decisive response in dealing with the challenges as they arise to ensure minimal disruption to service is critical as our new reality,” the statement added.